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Congressman Mike Gallagher hosts “Autism Across the Spectrum”

On September 23, 2017, Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) hosted "Autism Across the Spectrum" in Appleton, Wisconsin. The event brought together
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Legislator Jim Patterson remembered as a legislative champion

Today we remember Alabama State Representative, Jim Patterson who passed away on Monday of a sudden heart attack. Representative Patterson was a
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Legislation to Support Family Caregivers Advances

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was introduced to support family caregivers in the United States,
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Children’s Health Insurance Program: Cmte Hearing to Reauthorization

Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Testifying
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HHS Report Highlights Need for Coordinated Approach to Autism Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its Report to Congress on Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum
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Alabama Governor signs autism insurance reform bill

>Autism Speaks joins the Autism Society of Alabama in applauding Governor Kay Ivey for signing into law House Bill 284, which requires certain health
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Bipartisan legislation introduced to enhance ABLE accounts

New legislation was introduced late yesterday in Congress to enhance Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Nineteen states currently
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Autism Speaks Applauds Endrew F. v. Douglas SCOTUS ruling

This decision is a victory for students on the autism spectrum. It reaffirms that all publicly funded schools have an obligation to provide all
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