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February 19, 2016

Thousands of New Yorkers with autism currently depend on Home and Community Based Services to survive and thrive in their communities and the state will soon submit their renewal application for these services to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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February 18, 2016

Advocates from across the state joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push for HB2962 yesterday at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The recently introduced legislation would require medically based care for individuals with autism Advocates will also be recognized in the House and Senate galleries for their efforts.

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February 09, 2016

Autism Speaks advocates rallied in Des Moines this week to push for autism insurance reform. The February 4th rally was held in conjunction with Autism Society of Iowa's Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day with hundreds in attendance, including individuals with autism, their families and service providers.

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February 08, 2016

Florida has around 20,000 individuals waiting for home and community based services. This lack of capacity puts their independence and well-being at risk. Earlier this month, both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees passed budget proposals in the state of Florida that would benefit individuals with autism.

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February 08, 2016

According to a recent report by The State Journal-Register, Illinois families impacted by autism are already feeling the effects of a state budget impasse. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly have been unable to approve a 2016 fiscal budget, resulting in lack or delay of services for individuals who need them the most.

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