Autism Speaks | December 11 IACC Meeting | 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

December 11 IACC Meeting Washington, DC (December 11, 2009) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Friday, December 11, via conference call and webinar accessible to the public. The primary purpose of Friday’s meeting was to consider two remaining sections (Questions 1 and 7) of proposed revisions to the Strategic Plan for Autism Research. Question …

Autism Speaks Endorses New Federal Legislation to Prevent Abuse Of Children With Autism And Other Disabilities At School | Dec. 9, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses New Federal Legislation to Prevent Abuse Of Children With Autism And Other Disabilities At School NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 9, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (H.R. 4247), which would establish federal standards to protect students …

Autism Speaks Joins the Ohio Autism Community In Applauding State House Passage Of Autism Insurance Reform Legislation  | Dec. 8, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Joins the Ohio Autism Community In Applauding State House Passage Of Autism Insurance Reform Legislation  Ohio House Bill 8 Passed by State House in 57 to 39 Vote Columbus, OH (December 8, 2009) -- Autism Speaks today joined Ohio families in applauding the members of the State House for passing House Bill 8, which requires …

Autism Speaks | New Study Adds To Evidence of Effectiveness of Behavioral Health Treatments for Children With Autism | Dec. 2, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

New Study Adds To Evidence of Effectiveness of Behavioral Health Treatments for Children With Autism (December 2, 2009) -- Earlier this week, a study led by Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., on an early intervention program was released in the journal Pediatrics. The study examined an ABA-based intervention called the Early Start Denver Model …

IACC 2008 Summary of Advances in Autism Research Selects Autism Speaks’ Funded Research  | Nov. 19, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

IACC 2008 Summary of Advances in Autism Research Selects Autism Speaks' Funded Research  Washington, DC (November 19, 2009) -- In response to the alarming growth in autism diagnoses, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-416), which established the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to coordinate all efforts within the U.S. Department of Health …

Autism Speaks Hosts 4th Annual Autism Law Summit | Nov. 16, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Hosts 4th Annual Autism Law Summit St. Louis, MO (November 16, 2009) -- Volunteer advocates from eighteen states gathered in St. Louis last weekend for the 4th annual Autism Law Summit. This event, which was co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and the Thompson Foundation for Autism, allowed advocates pursuing autism-related legislation to learn from one another …

Autism Speaks, Washington, DC Councilmembers Tommy Wells And Muriel Bowser Announce Introduction Of Autism Insurance Reform Bill  | Nov. 16, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks, Washington, DC Councilmembers Tommy Wells And Muriel Bowser Announce Introduction Of Autism Insurance Reform Bill  Washington, DC (November 16, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and Washington, DC Councilmember Tommy Wells today joined Councilmember Muriel Bowser, families of children with autism, and autism care advocates to announce the …