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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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September 13, 2016

Today the U. S. House voted 405 to 5 to approve H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, legislation that would reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students with autism gain skills necessary for employment.

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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 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 15, 2016

Autism advocates in Washington, DC and across the country have made big strides on federal legislation. Below are some of the highlights of the spring legislative session.

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