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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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January 08, 2016

Albany, NY−Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The New York State Assembly and Senate passed the legislation in June.

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January 05, 2016

In a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians are urged to advocate for children with disabilities and educate themselves about special education services. The report highlights the important role doctors have in ensuring students with disabilities receive the services they need in all settings, including schools.

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January 05, 2016

Since our inception in 2005 Autism Speaks has called for a national strategy on autism. We continue to call on every candidate and elected official to come up with a plan to address the needs of people living with autism across the lifespan.

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