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June 21, 2018

On June 22, 2018, we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which effectively recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work, and participate in their communities.

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March 18, 2016

Last month, the Florida Senate and House Appropriations Committees passed budget proposals in the state that would benefit individuals with autism and the legislature has now sent the budget to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. Estimates suggest around 1,300 people would be moved off the waiting list under the passed budget.

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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).

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March 26, 2015

Florida operates Medicaid home and community-based (HCBS) waivers to serve people with developmental disabilities, including autism. This page contains recent news and updates about Florida's housing and community living programs.

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February 03, 2015

The organization is turning its attention to expanding housing options and supports for adults with autism.

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January 29, 2015

Autism Speaks has launched a Housing and Community Living Initiative that works to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS), and increase the capacity of HCBS providers to serve adults with autism and increase available housing options

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April 10, 2015

Illinois operates Medicaid home and community-based (HCBS) waivers to serve people with developmental disabilities, including autism. This page contains recent news and updates about Illinois' housing and community living programs.

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