U.N. Passes Unanimous Resolution Expressing ‘Deep Concern’ Over Long-Term Challenges for Persons with Autism, Developmental Disorders | Dec. 12, 2012 #AutisticHistory

U.N. Passes Unanimous Resolution Expressing 'Deep Concern' Over Long-Term Challenges for Persons with Autism, Developmental Disorders Autism Speaks Supports U.N. Call for Urgent Action  NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 12, 2012) – Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a new resolution calling on governments to take urgent action to improve access to long-term …

Casey Resolution Comes as CDC Announces Autism Rates Continue to Skyrocket | March 29, 2012

PUBLISHED: MARCH 29, 2012 Casey Resolution Comes as CDC Announces Autism Rates Continue to Skyrocket WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced a resolution to recognize the month of April as National Autism Awareness Month to increase public awareness of the need to support individuals with autism and the family members and medical …

Autistics Are Not An Epidemic. We Are #ActuallyAutistic. | #EndAutismSpeaks Monopoly on #AutisticHealthcare & #BanABA

Autistic people are not an epidemic. We are #ActuallyAutistic. ++++++++++++ Image description: Square image divided. Left side features blue background and an image of a man with no hair woman wearing a dark suit, white shirt and yellow tie. Quote: We have an autism epidemic …” — Stuart SpielmanAutism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor & CounselDecember …

Autism Speaks | LA Times: ABA ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ in Medi-Cal Transition | July 8, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

LA Times: ABA 'Falling Through the Cracks' in Medi-Cal Transition July 08, 2013 LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) -- The Los Angeles Times reported on the transition of 900,000 California children from the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal which has led to a cutoff of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, despite assurances from state officials there was to be …

Autism Speaks | Kasich Adds Autism Benefits in Ohio EHB Plan | Dec. 21, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Kasich Adds Autism Benefits in Ohio EHB Plan December 21, 2012 COLUMBUS, OH (December 21, 2012) – Ohio Governor John Kasich has included coverage for the treatment of autism in the state's Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plan, drawing immediate praise from Autism Speaks.  Recognizing the importance of effective intervention for individuals with autism, Kasich's decision guarantees that Ohioans …

Autism Speaks | Congress Moves One-Year Pilot Program for Military Kids | Dec. 19, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Congress Moves One-Year Pilot Program for Military Kids December 19, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2012) -- Congress has agreed to require ABA care for all TRICARE beneficiaries with autism through a one-year pilot program, less than the permanent change sought by military families and Autism Speaks, but an important step forward for improved care. The measure, included …