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May 07, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6th, Autism Speaks National Capital Area (VA, MD, DC) hosted a corporate breakfast in the Hampton Roads community in partnership with Williams Mullen, a major law firm located in the Virginia Beach Town Center.

April 28, 2015

John W. Maloney, Vice President and Investment Officer at Wells Fargo Advisors had become an autism champion in his local community in Virginia ever since his son was diagnosed with autism. Mr. Maloney died suddenly at his home Sunday due to a heart attack.

April 14, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe was joined by advocates from the disability community for a signing ceremony for Virginia’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows families to invest in tax-free savings accounts for disability- related expenses.

March 20, 2015

Governor Terry McAullife signed Virginia’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, HB 2306 to allow families to invest in tax-free savings accounts for disability related expenses, becoming the first state to enact the legislation since the federal ABLE Act was signed in December of 2014.

February 27, 2015

The Virginia General Assembly voted overwhelmingly today to provide autism insurance coverage to thousands more children across the Commonwealth. With the end of the 2015 session looming, the Senate voted 36-0 to pass HB 1940. It was then sent quickly to the House of Delegates which followed suit by a vote of 79-17.

January 14, 2015

New bill would eliminate age 6 cap on benefits

December 16, 2014

Reginald Latson is a teenager with autism who was charged with assaulting a police officer in 2011 and has been held in solitary confinement for most of the past year.

August 20, 2014

Jayden has already raised $3,000 through her lemonade stand!