Conan O’Brien To Host Autism Speaks To Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala | Aug. 28, 2015 #AutisticHistory

Conan O'Brien To Host Autism Speaks To Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala August 28, 2015 In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, brings to Los Angeles a unique dinner party. The Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala will showcase award-winning chefs at its first local fundraising gala, …

Cure Autism Now | Overview of Autism Research 1998 – 2000 | #AutisticHistory

What's New, What's Old and What's Next? 1998-2000: Overview of Autism ResearchBy Portia Iversen After forty years in the desert, major change has been underway in the field of autism research. The past two years in particular, have seen a major increase in autism research. Significant new data are beginning to accumulate, laying the ground …

Link Between Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Thimerosal Remains Unclear | Oct. 1, 2001 #AutisticHistory #AutismMyth

Link Between Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Thimerosal Remains Unclear WASHINGTON -- Current scientific evidence neither proves nor disproves a link between the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders in children, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. While very few vaccines given to children in the United States today still …

Autism Speaks | Mass. Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion, Tax-Free Savings Plan | July 31, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ban ABA Mass. Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion, Tax-Free Savings Plan July 31, 2014 BOSTON (July 31, 2014) -- The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Gov. Deval Patrick an omnibus autism bill that would expand Medicaid coverage up to age 21 and create tax-free savings for people with disabilities.   Sponsored by Rep. Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill), the bill, H.4373, would require MassHealth …

Autism Speaks | Autism Speaks Weighs In On MA Adult Housing Bill | Feb. 25, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Weighs In On MA Adult Housing Bill February 25, 2014 BOSTON (February 25, 2014) -- Autism Speaks joined with other autism advocates at a joint legislative hearing today in support a bill designed to address the shortage of affordable housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities, including autism. Leslie Long [left], Autism Speaks' director of adult …

Autism Speaks | Mass. Moves on Autism Benefits for Medicaid (PDF Avail.) | June 24, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Mass. Moves on Autism Benefits for Medicaid June 24, 2013 BOSTON (June 24, 2013) -- Massachusetts would expand benefits under its 2010 autism insurance reform law to the state's Medicaid program, under a bill before the Legislature. Sponsored by Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), the bill, H.1026, would require MassHealth to cover medically necessary treatments for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA). …

Mayor Menino hosts first ever Autism Summit in the City of Boston | April 3, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Mayor Menino hosts first ever Autism Summit in the City of Boston For Immediate ReleaseApril 03, 2009Released By:Mayor's OfficeFor More Information Contact:Press Officepressoffice@cityofboston.gov Summit launches Mayor's Autism  Initiative during National Autism Awareness Month Mayor Thomas M. Menino today welcomed over 120 key stakeholders, including parents, advocates, educators, and public health officials, to the first ever Autism …