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July 14, 2016

The House Education and the Workforce Committee has voted unanimously to approve the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), a bill that would reauthorize our nation’s 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.

April 26, 2016

The Bipartisan Disability Caucus recently hosted a briefing on the importance of employment for individuals with disabilities with colleagues from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Department of Labor.

March 15, 2016

The U.S. Education Secretary, John B. King, Jr., called on Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides funding for the nation’s career and technical education programs in secondary and post-secondary institutions.

March 03, 2016

Autism Speaks applauds the Department of Education for its action to address inequality in special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) aims to provide equity in the identification, placement, and discipline of all students with disabilities.

January 05, 2016

In a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pediatricians are urged to advocate for children with disabilities and educate themselves about special education services. The report highlights the important role doctors have in ensuring students with disabilities receive the services they need in all settings, including schools.

January 04, 2016

All students deserve educational opportunities that best prepare them for the next step in life after secondary school, whether it is higher education or a career.

November 25, 2015

It was truly inspirational to watch the community of advocates celebrate the transformation of public education for students with disabilities while remaining committed to the hard work that lies ahead.