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February 19, 2016

Thousands of New Yorkers with autism currently depend on Home and Community Based Services to survive and thrive in their communities and the state will soon submit their renewal application for these services to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

February 18, 2016

Advocates from across the state joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push for HB2962 yesterday at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The recently introduced legislation would require medically based care for individuals with autism Advocates will also be recognized in the House and Senate galleries for their efforts.

February 09, 2016

Autism Speaks advocates rallied in Des Moines this week to push for autism insurance reform. The February 4th rally was held in conjunction with Autism Society of Iowa's Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day with hundreds in attendance, including individuals with autism, their families and service providers.

February 08, 2016

According to a recent report by The State Journal-Register, Illinois families impacted by autism are already feeling the effects of a state budget impasse. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly have been unable to approve a 2016 fiscal budget, resulting in lack or delay of services for individuals who need them the most.

January 19, 2016

The 2016 cycle kicks off in Iowa and we want to make sure all adults with autism and their families are prepared. Autism Speaks is encouraging voter registration and we’ve asked Brandon Arkland, a self-advocate volunteer from Iowa and first time voter, to help.

January 13, 2016

Trenton, NJ−Governor Chris Christie has signed ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The bill received unanimous support in votes in both chambers.