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September 27, 2016

Voting is a fundamental right shared by all Americans. Up until the 1990s with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many individuals with disabilities were excluded from the voting process, a cornerstone of American democracy.

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September 22, 2016

The Senate Finance Committee today moved to the full Senate the ABLE to Work Act, sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), and the ABLE Financial Planning Act, sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), bipartisan bills that would improve financial resources for individuals with disabilities.

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September 15, 2016

Family caregivers play a hugely important role in providing supports to individuals with autism throughout their lifetime. The primary source of all long-term care in America is unpaid, informal caregiving which is valued at over $500B annually.

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August 05, 2016

Hotel accommodations in Albuquerque during the Autism Law Summit are extremely limited. Please make sure you have secured accommodations before registering for the event. Thank you!

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July 27, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has improved the lives of millions of Americans, including many with autism, by prohibiting discrimination in employment, education and other public accommodations. Autism Speaks advocates marched to honor the 26th anniversary of the ADA in Washington DC’s President’s Park near the White House.

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July 20, 2016

National research and policy updates on adult support, interventions for anxiety, inflexible behavior, severe self-injury and more

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July 18, 2016

Attend in person or by webcast; check back for coverage as IACC addresses national priorities in autism research and services

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July 15, 2016

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed S. 2614, Kevin and Avonte's Law, legislation that would help safeguard children with autism or other developmental disabilities from wandering. According to a recent national survey, a third of school-age children with autism had wandered away from caregivers.

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