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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.”

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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.

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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. 

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May 05, 2016

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2962 ensuring meaningful autism insurance coverage in the state. The law will prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism.

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May 04, 2016

The Autism Speaks science and advocacy departments presented a briefing on Capitol Hill for Congressional Members and their staff on “The Human Genome and Precision Medicine: Research Developments in Precision Medicine and Autism.” The event was held in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education.

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May 04, 2016

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed HB 768, which establishes an ABLE program in Georgia. The bill received unanimous support from the Georgia legislature.

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April 28, 2016

Advocates from across the state celebrated a victory yesterday as the Oklahoma State House of Representatives gave final approval to HB 2962, autism insurance reform. The legislation would prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism.

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