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June 22, 2016

Autism Speaks CEO Angela Geiger urges autism community to make their voices heard on national priorities for autism research, policies and services

June 14, 2016

On the morning of June 10th 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed bill SB16-077, Employment First for People with Disabilities, into law after receiving overwhelming support in both chambers of the General Assembly.

May 26, 2016

As a full-time autism advocate, the highlight of my professional year is the annual Autism Law Summit. The Autism Law Summit is a national gathering of self-selected advocates who want to change autism law and policy for the better. I started organizing the Autism Law Summit in 2007, before I even went to work for Autism Speaks.

May 19, 2016

The U.S House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Steve Chabot, held a hearing today on the role that small businesses can play in employing individuals with developmental disabilities: “Help Wanted: Small Business Providing Opportunities for All.”

May 13, 2016

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2388, ABLE legislation. The Arizona ABLE legislation follows enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, which authorizes states to create ABLE programs.

May 05, 2016

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed H. 3768, ABLE legislation, which passed both chambers of the state legislature and is now headed to Governor Nikki Haley for her signature. The bill was passed unanimously in the House, 102-0, and in the Senate, 41-0 during April, Autism Awareness Month.