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Calls to Action


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.

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.

July 09, 2015

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed Senate File 505, legislation that creates an Iowa ABLE Savings Plan Trust and allows families to set up tax-exempt 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses.

June 12, 2015

Thank you to the thousands of advocates in Iowa, Pittsburgh and Northern New Jersey that participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks events!

November 03, 2014

State responds to new federal regulations

July 03, 2014

"Square Peg Round Hole," a play featuring Autism Speaks staffer Andrew Duff, hopes to bring autism understanding to a national audience