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March 22, 2017

In Endrew, the Court grapples with what level of services are due students with special needs. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all students must have access to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

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January 16, 2017

View archived webcast of Jan 13 meeting; make your views known for next quarterly meeting as IACC addresses national priorities in autism research and services

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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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December 14, 2016

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the landmark biomedical innovations bill known as the 21st Century Cures Act to increase funding of the National Institutes of Health, modernize clinical trials and accelerate the rate of innovations, including the development of personalized and precision medicines that could benefit people with autism.

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December 13, 2016

On the final night of a two-year session, the Ohio legislature passed HB 463, which included a provision that will bring autism insurance coverage to thousands of Ohio families impacted by autism.

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December 07, 2016

The U.S. Senate passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 94-5. The legislation outlines provisions to increase funding of the National Institutes of Health, modernize clinical trials, and accelerate the rate of innovations, including the development of personalized and precision medicines.

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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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