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July 27, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has improved the lives of millions of Americans, including many with autism, by prohibiting discrimination in employment, education and other public accommodations. Autism Speaks advocates marched to honor the 26th anniversary of the ADA in Washington DC’s President’s Park near the White House.

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July 14, 2016

The House Education and the Workforce Committee has voted unanimously to approve the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), a bill that would reauthorize our nation’s career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students with autism gain skills necessary for employment.

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July 11, 2016

Autism Speaks issues statement in response to positive findings and need to overcome remaining barriers to care

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June 24, 2016

For 10 years, Autism Speaks has been working with families across the United States to convince state legislatures to require coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments, and to convince self-funded employers to voluntarily offer such coverage.

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June 22, 2016

At the state level, Autism Speaks advocates across the country have celebrated a string of victories so far in 2016, including the enactment of tax-preferred ABLE savings legislation, autism insurance bills and laying the groundwork to improve housing options for thousands with autism across the country.

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June 14, 2016

On the morning of June 10th 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed bill SB16-077, Employment First for People with Disabilities, into law after receiving overwhelming support in both chambers of the General Assembly.

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May 27, 2016

On Wednesday, the Ohio House Committee on Government Affairs and Oversight passed HB 350 by a vote of 8-4. The bill now moves to the House floor where it will be considered after the November elections.

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