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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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January 19, 2016

The 2016 cycle kicks off in Iowa and we want to make sure all adults with autism and their families are prepared. Autism Speaks is encouraging voter registration and we’ve asked Brandon Arkland, a self-advocate volunteer from Iowa and first time voter, to help.

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January 14, 2016

IACC hears public comment, discusses housing, universal screening, autism biomarkers and more

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January 13, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) heads into 2016 with a with budget increase of 6.6 percent after Congress showed renewed commitment to biomedical research last month. President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill that includes $2 billion more than the previous level of $30.1 billion.

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January 13, 2016

Trenton, NJ−Governor Chris Christie has signed ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The bill received unanimous support in votes in both chambers.

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