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Advocacy News
5.1.2018

Congressional Briefing on Law Enforcement Interactions with the Autism Community

On Thursday, April 26th, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education to
Congressman Chris Smith, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger and advocates standing in front of an Autism Speaks banner.
Advocacy News
5.1.2018

Autism advocates gather in D.C. for 2018 Congressional Hill Day

Each year, Autism Speaks hosts a Hill Day and Congressional Briefing to increase understanding and acceptance of autism and raise awareness of autism
The White House lit blue
Advocacy News
4.25.2018

Elected Officials Light It Up Blue for World Autism Month!

Public officials at the local, state, and federal level have been 'Lighting It Up Blue' throughout April to increase awareness and acceptance of
Three Autism Speaks panelists
Advocacy News
4.23.2018

Indian Health Service host Autism Awareness Interagency Roundtable

On April 2nd, 2018, Autism Speaks celebrated World Autism Awareness Day by joining the Indian Health Service to present the first Autism Awareness
Advocacy News
4.3.2018

Idaho becomes the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage!

For most locations across the globe, April 2nd, 2018 was a celebration of World Autism Awareness Day proclamations and Light It Up Blue recognitions.
Advocacy News
3.27.2018

How the FY18 appropriations bill benefits the autism community

On March 23, 2018, the annual appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 was signed into law marking some significant wins for the autism community.
Advocacy News
3.23.2018

Congress passes omnibus appropriations bill

Today is an important day for the autism community as Congress passes its annual appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018.
A young man stands in front of his new home, surrounded by his family, friends, and carers.
Advocacy News
2.1.2018

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to reauthorize Money Follows the Person

On December 13, the bipartisan EMPOWER Care act (S.2227) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
Advocacy News
1.24.2018

RAISE Family Caregivers Act is signed into law!

On January 22, 2018, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump
Advocacy News
1.23.2018

2017 Autism Speaks Advocacy Highlights

In 2017, Autism Speaks pursued policy initiatives to promote solutions for individuals across the autism spectrum and throughout the lifespan.
Advocacy News
1.11.2018

Advocacy Ambassadors Celebrate a New Year of Opportunities

Last year, Autism Speaks launched the Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador Program to enhance its advocacy efforts by promoting constituent outreach to
Advocacy News
1.2.2018

2017 Advocacy Highlights

Happy New Year! As we look forward to the success 2018 may bring, let us celebrate last year's highlights...
Advocacy News
12.21.2017

Senate Passes Kevin and Avonte's Law

Before adjourning for the year, the United States Senate passed Kevin and Avonte's Law. 
Advocacy News
11.14.2017

Kevin and Avonte's Law reintroduced in Congress

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Congress reintroduced Kevin and Avonte's Law (S.2070/H.R. 4221), proposed legislation that would help safeguard
Advocacy News
11.13.2017

Autism Speaks CEO, Angela Geiger meets with Congressional leaders

Last week, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger met with Congressional leaders including Senator Roy Blunt (MO), House Majority Whip Steve
Advocacy News
11.2.2017

2017 Autism Law Summit: "A gathering of doers"

The Autism Law Summit is an annual "gathering of doers in the world of autism law and policy." From what started as a small meeting of a dozen
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