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December 02, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26.

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October 19, 2016

The Autism Law Summit is a gathering of parent advocates, individuals with autism, autism service providers, lawyers, lobbyists and legislators from across the United States who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders related to health insurance, Medicaid and transition to adulthood.

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October 04, 2016

The Autism Speaks Advocacy team and grassroots advocates across the country are hard at work in Washington and across the country pushing public policies that will directly impact the lives of all American children and adults with autism.

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October 01, 2016

Make your views known in person or in writing; watch the live webcast as IACC addresses national priorities in autism research and services

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September 27, 2016

Voting is a fundamental right shared by all Americans. Up until the 1990s with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many individuals with disabilities were excluded from the voting process, a cornerstone of American democracy.

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September 22, 2016

The Senate Finance Committee today moved to the full Senate the ABLE to Work Act, sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), and the ABLE Financial Planning Act, sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), bipartisan bills that would improve financial resources for individuals with disabilities.

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September 15, 2016

Family caregivers play a hugely important role in providing supports to individuals with autism throughout their lifetime. The primary source of all long-term care in America is unpaid, informal caregiving which is valued at over $500B annually.

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