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June 21, 2018

On June 22, 2018, we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which effectively recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work, and participate in their communities.

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May 01, 2018

On Thursday, April 26th, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education to highlight challenges and opportunities to improve law enforcement interactions with the autism community.

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May 01, 2018

On April 25th, advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for Autism Speaks’ annual Congressional Hill Day. Attendees visited all 535 congressional offices sharing information about autism-specific policy issues, and specific members of Congress were awarded for their leadership and championship of autism legislation.

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April 03, 2018

For most locations across the globe, April 2nd, 2018 was a celebration of World Autism Awareness Day proclamations and “Light It Up Blue” recognitions. However, Idaho constituents had another reason to celebrate as Idaho became the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage!

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February 01, 2018

The bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227) was introduced to extend and improve the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Project, benefiting individuals waiting for home and community based services.

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