Autism Speaks | Autism CARES Rolls Out Of House, Senate Hearing On Tap | June 24, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism CARES Rolls Out Of House, Senate Hearing On Tap June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives tonight approved a five-year extension of federal funding for autism research, monitoring and other activities with strong bipartisan support. A Senate committee plans to take up the bill tomorrow as Congress races …

Autism Speaks | Major Disabilities Groups Sign On To CARA 2014 | June 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Major Disabilities Groups Sign On To CARA 2014 June 04, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2014) -- A coalition of 36 national disabilities organizations, including Autism Speaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Easter Seals, The Arc, National Down Syndrome Society, March of Dimes and the Autism Society of America, is urging Congress to pass the Combating …

Autism Speaks | Notes From The Hill by Liz Feld | Nov. 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #StopBigAutism

Notes From The Hill By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld:  For hundreds of autism advocates, last week marked the launch of a 2014 policy agenda that will provide meaningful benefit to the entire autism community.  Over 200 volunteer leaders from classrooms, boardrooms, small towns, big cities, and service sectors from across the country convened for …

Autism Speaks to Washington | Nov. 13, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks to Washington On November 13, the “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit convened at the George Washington University for a robust and exciting line up of keynote speakers and presentations unveiling Autism Speaks’ enhanced state and federal advocacy strategy, groundbreaking advances in science and research, and a full discussion of the barriers to, and …

Autism Speaks | Major Overhaul Urged for Medical Care for Military Kids (PDFs Avail.) | Oct. 5, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Major Overhaul Urged for Medical Care for Military Kids October 05, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Association, Easter Seals and other major advocacy groups in their appeal for TRICARE to overhaul its pediatric care for military kids, including the delivery of applied behavior analysis …

Autism Speaks | KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event | Jan. 9, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event January 10, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2014) -- Kansas autism advoates will get a briefing on plans for 2014 to expand the state's autism insurance reform law to cover more families. Enacted as a pilot program in 2010 for state employees, the benefit was made permanent last year …

Autism Insurance Reform State-By-State List & Timeline | #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism insurance reform was rolled out through the United States, powered by non-Autistic parent-led organizations that excluded Autistics from being involved in a meaningful manner about Autistic healthcare. Here is a list of states and the legislation that rolled out to force insurance companies to cover Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), or Autistic Conversion Therapy. The …