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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.

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.

May 04, 2016

The Autism Speaks science and advocacy departments presented a briefing on Capitol Hill for Congressional Members and their staff on “The Human Genome and Precision Medicine: Research Developments in Precision Medicine and Autism.” The event was held in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education.

March 21, 2016

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Pete Sessions (R-TX) have introduced legislation to expand the ABLE program for individuals with autism and other disabilities.

January 13, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) heads into 2016 with a with budget increase of 6.6 percent after Congress showed renewed commitment to biomedical research last month. President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill that includes $2 billion more than the previous level of $30.1 billion.

February 10, 2015

Vice President Biden hosted an event at the White House with Members of Congress to highlight the benefits and achievements of the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act.

December 31, 2014

The ABLE Act will make a profound difference for the autism community. Here's what we'd like you to know about the new law!

December 21, 2014

Tax-free savings allowed for disability expenses