Advocating for policies and programs in support of individuals and families with autism

Share your autism stories during COVID-19 with legislators

We are collecting stories on how COVID-19 impacts people with autism. Elected officials often ask for stories on why they should support specific policies. Your stories not only help persuade legislators to support certain legislation but can also be used by legislators to show why they are supportive. Your stories may be shared with elected officials in support of our policy priorities.

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Autism Speaks influences policy at the state and federal government levels. To do this, we work with Congress, the White House, state legislators, agencies, and regulators. 

Our advocacy protects the rights, services, and supports of people with autism. 

Autism Speaks Policy Areas 

We work on a range of policy issues that address the needs of people with autism. 

  • Science and Research 
  • Healthcare and Insurance 
  • Housing and Related Supports 
  • Education 
  • Employment 
  • Other Services 
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