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Florida became the 5th state to enact autism insurance reform on May 2, 2008.

Find your Florida elected officials here.
Find autism resources for Florida families here.

State Officials
Governor Richard Scott (R)
Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera(R)
Florida Senate; Florida House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D)
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Florida delegation

Florida News

The Florida legislature recently passed SB 230 – Missing Persons with Special Needs, also known as Project Leo, which will create pilot projects in certain areas of the...

Last month, the Florida Senate and House Appropriations Committees passed budget proposals in the state that would benefit individuals with autism and the legislature has now sent...

Florida has around 20,000 individuals waiting for home and community based services. This lack of capacity puts their independence and well-being at risk. Earlier this month, both the ...

(Above, Jack Garchik on his way to meet Congressman Murphy)

Last year, eleven-year-old autism self-advocate from Florida...

Tallahassee, FL -- Governor Rick Scott has signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, ...

Tallahassee -- The Florida House passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, SB 642...

Read below for recent news and updates about Florida's housing and community living programs...

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In 2014, Autism Speaks launched a Housing and Community Living Initiative that works to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS), and increase the capacity of HCBS providers to...

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Meeting with parents of children with autism at the Autism Speaks office here, U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) spoke...

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