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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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July 14, 2016

The House Education and the Workforce Committee has voted unanimously to approve the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), a bill that would reauthorize our nation’s career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students with autism gain skills necessary for employment.

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July 11, 2016

Autism Speaks issues statement in response to positive findings and need to overcome remaining barriers to care

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June 24, 2016

For 10 years, Autism Speaks has been working with families across the United States to convince state legislatures to require coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments, and to convince self-funded employers to voluntarily offer such coverage.

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June 22, 2016

Learn how you can participate; check back for updates and coverage as IACC addresses national priorities in autism research and services

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