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December 15, 2015

One year ago this month, advocates across the country celebrated a victory eight years in the making when President Obama signed the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014. This landmark achievement, which was made possible by the hard work of our champions on Capitol Hill and dedicated grassroots networks...

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December 10, 2015

Through December 14th, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program can make changes in their health insurance coverage for 2016. The Federal health benefits open season offers families affected by autism an opportunity to review their coverage.

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December 09, 2015

Autism Speaks applauds the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act. The legislation now heads to the U.S. House or Representatives.

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December 09, 2015

This week President Obama signed S. 1177, or the Every Students Succeeds Act, an elementary and secondary education bill that improves the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which was last reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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November 25, 2015

It was truly inspirational to watch the community of advocates celebrate the transformation of public education for students with disabilities while remaining committed to the hard work that lies ahead.

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November 19, 2015

In observance of the 40th anniversary of IDEA, families across the country have shared how the law has impacted them. This is a blog written by self-advocate, Ron Sandison.

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November 19, 2015

On Tuesday a newly reconstituted Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met for the first time. New and returning committee members included a new acting chair, Dr. Bruce Cuthbert.

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