Autism Speaks | Lorri Unumb Honored by Professional Women in Advocacy | Nov. 21, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Lorri Unumb Honored by Professional Women in Advocacy November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC -- Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks' vice president for state government affairs, was honored for Excellence in a State Issue Campaign at the annual Professional Women in Advocacy conference held here. National Grassroots Advocacy Director Shelley Hendrix was one of three finalists for Excellence In A Campaign For …

Autism Speaks | Senate Approves Bipartisan Deal To Protect Federal Autism Funding (PDF Avail.) | July 31, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Senate Approves Bipartisan Deal To Protect Federal Autism Funding July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2014) -- The U.S. Senate tonight approved the Autism CARES Act, which would dedicate $1.3 billion in federal funding for autism over the next five years. The bill was introduced and passed across party lines, and now goes to President Obama …

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 | CARA Clears First Vote In Congress (PDFs Avail.) | May 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

CARA Clears First Vote In Congress May 28, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2014) -- A House panel today quickly approved the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA), HR.4631, adopting amendments worked out with supporters in the Senate. The voice voteby the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts R-PA) left, was the first on the bill …

Autism Speaks | House Members Respond to CDC Announcement | March 27, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Ban ABA House Members Respond to CDC Announcement March 27, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014) -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following statements today in response to the new autism prevalence estimates made by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR (R-VA)(Championed Kids First Research Act directing $126 …

Autism Speaks | U.S. Senators Respond To CDC Announcement | March 27, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

U.S. Senators Respond To CDC Announcement March 27, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014) -- Members of the U.S. Senate today issued the following statements in response to the new autism prevalence numbers issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)(Senate sponsor of the 2011 Combating Autism Reauthorization Act) “This newly …

Autism Speaks | HHS Report to Congress: How Federal Funds For Autism Are Spent | Feb. 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

HHS Report to Congress: How Federal Funds For Autism Are Spent February 28, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (February 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported to Congress on how funding dedicated to autism research and services under the Combating Autism Act (CAA) has been allocated and the progress that has been achieved under …