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Advocacy News
4.1.2019

Utah autism insurance mandate expanded!

On March 26, 2019 Governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 95 into law, which expands Utah’s autism insurance mandate.
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Press Release
4.1.2019

Autism Speaks aims to create a more inclusive world for the 70 million people with autism through new World Autism Month efforts

New resources and public awareness campaign introduced in both English and Spanish with goal to help lower the age of autism diagnosis and empower
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Advocacy News
4.1.2019

Fiscal year 2020 budget proposal eliminates funding for key programs serving people with autism

The administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal eliminates funding for key programs serving children and adults with autism.
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Advocacy News
3.5.2019

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to Congress

EMPOWER Care Act introduced to extend and improve the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program through 2023.
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Advocacy News
3.5.2019

Virginia passes legislation to expand autism insurance mandate

The Virginia legislature has passed legislation to expand the state's autism insurance mandate to include transition-age youth and adults diagnosed
Press Release
2.8.2019

Autism Speaks commends congressional action to reauthorize Autism CARES Act

Legislation receives bipartisan support to fund autism research, monitoring and services benefiting individuals and families affected by autism
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Advocacy News
2.8.2019

#WhyAutismCARES Campaign

Congress is considering the reauthorization of the Autism CARES Act. Snap a photo to show why you care about Autism CARES!
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Advocacy News
2.8.2019

Why we care about Autism CARES

On February 7, Congress introduced S.427/H.R.1058 to reauthorize the Autism CARES Act which is the foundation of federal efforts on autism research,
Press Release
2.4.2019

Autism Sharing Initiative is named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project

Partnership between Autism Speaks and AIMS-2 Trials brings together one of the largest collections of genomic and clinical autism data to accelerate
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Advocacy News
2.1.2019

Medicaid coverage for Texas children with autism

The Texas state legislative session has begun, along with our advocacy efforts to ensure autism coverage for Texas children on Medicaid!
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Advocacy News
1.27.2019

Money Follows the Person Program is extended!

The Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 was signed into law, extending the Money Follows the Person Program for 3 months.
Press Release
1.18.2019

Autism Speaks elects three business leaders to its national board

NEW YORK (January 18, 2019) – Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for people
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Advocacy News
1.15.2019

New York Governor announces coverage of medically necessary treatments for children with autism

Autism Speaks applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inclusion of coverage for medically necessary treatments for children with autism spectrum
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News
1.14.2019

Autism study finds high rates of unmet healthcare needs; suggests public policy solutions

An Autism Speaks analysis of national survey identifies barriers to care and provides guidance for new programs to address needs across the lifespan
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News
1.14.2019

Autism Speaks names top ten autism studies of 2018

Autism Speaks science staff and advisors highlight the 2018 studies that most powerfully advanced our understanding, treatment and support of people
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Advocacy News
12.31.2018

2018 Advocacy Highlights

With the support of autism advocates, Autism Speaks' Advocacy Team pursued policy solutions for individuals across the spectrum and throughout the
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