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November 05, 2015

Autism Speaks is joining the celebration of the nation’s 90 million family caregivers this November for National Family Caregivers Month.

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November 01, 2015

Open enrollment for 2016 coverage begins on November 1. To have coverage effective on January 1st, 2016 you must enroll by December 15th.

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October 28, 2015

Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new and returning members to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) including a new acting chair Dr. Bruce Cuthbert and members including Rob Ring Chief Science Officer at Autism Speaks.

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October 28, 2015

At a congressional briefing hosted by the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education, experts discussed the importance of early intervention for children with autism and Sesame Street’s new character with autism, Julia.

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October 15, 2015

Governor Pat McCrory was joined today by North Carolina autism advocates for an autism insurance bill-signing ceremony. Earlier this month, the North Carolina General Assembly approved legislation to require certain health plans to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism.

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October 15, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has held a public hearing on the proposed ABLE regulations. The hearing provided an opportunity for disability community advocates, college savings plan administrators, and others to meet with Treasury Department officials and present their views on the rules.

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