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January 02, 2018

In 2017, Autism Speaks pursued policy initiatives to promote solutions for individuals across the autism spectrum and throughout the lifespan. As we look forward to the success 2018 may bring, we celebrate last year's highlights!

November 14, 2017

Kevin and Avonte's Law would help safeguard children with autism or other developmental disabilities who may wander away from caregivers. Ask your Members of Congress to support this proposed legislation!

November 02, 2017

Hosted by Autism Speaks and the Autism Legal Resource Center, the 2017 Autism Law Summit took place on October 27-28 in San Diego, California. Advocates and leaders from across the country attended sessions on an array of disability-related topics including health insurance, Medicaid, and transition to adulthood.

October 31, 2017

Family caregivers serve as the most important source of support for people with autism and other chronic health conditions, disabilities, or functional limitations. The RAISE Family Caregivers Act was introduced to support family caregivers in the United States and the millions of individuals who rely on them.

October 28, 2017

On September 23, 2017, Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) hosted "Autism Across the Spectrum" in Appleton, Wisconsin. The event brought together politicians, parents, providers and autism organizations with the purpose of spreading awareness and support to the autism community.

October 04, 2017

Today we remember Alabama State Representative, Jim Patterson who passed away on Monday of a sudden heart attack. Representative Patterson was a legislative champion and a dedicated advocate for the autism community.

September 29, 2017

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was introduced to support family caregivers in the United States, the millions of individuals who rely on them, as well as the economy and workplaces who benefit from their contributions.

September 15, 2017

Stabilizing the CHIP funding stream and protecting gains in children’s health coverage will remain a priority