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March 31, 2017

The White House joined hundreds of iconic landmarks around the globe to Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2017 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.

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July 27, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has improved the lives of millions of Americans, including many with autism, by prohibiting discrimination in employment, education and other public accommodations. Autism Speaks advocates marched to honor the 26th anniversary of the ADA in Washington DC’s President’s Park near the White House.

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September 24, 2015

In the middle of his U.S. trip, Pope Francis, took time during a White House visit to greet people with disabilities and their families who eagerly anticipated this arrival

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September 22, 2015

Officer Laurie Reyes of the Montgomery P.D. was honored at the White House for helping countless families prevent wandering incidents.

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September 24, 2015

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- So many would love a one-on-one with the Pope, this week a Maryland teen with autism will get his chance.

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July 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, transportation and other public accommodations.

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July 21, 2015

President Barack Obama was joined yesterday by members of the disability community at the White House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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April 30, 2015

It was a proud day for Autism Speaks, as our families, friends and children with autism enjoyed a White House Tour to honor Autism Awareness Month, which President Obama earlier this month recognized by proclamation The tour provided guests with an inside look at the presidential residence including a special appearance by Obama family dog Sunny!

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