Autism Speaks | President Obama Signs Bipartisan Autism CARES Act Into Law | Aug. 8, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

BanABA President Obama Signs Bipartisan Autism CARES Act Into Law August 08, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (August 8, 2014) – President Obama signed the Autism CARES Act today,which dedicates $1.3 billion in federal funding for autism over the next five years. Autism CARES—introduced by Sens. Menendez (D-NJ) and Enzi (R-WY) and Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle(D-PA)—enjoyed …

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 Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism | July 8, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism July 08, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including behavioral health treatments such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). An estimated one-third of all children …

Autism Speaks | What Is Your State Doing About Autism? (PDF Avail.) | July 8, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #ENDAutismSpeaks

Ban ABA What Is Your State Doing About Autism? July 08, 2014 ROCKVILLE, MD (July 8, 2014) -- Federal officials today presented the first state-by-state autism guide on insurance and Medicaid coverage, service delivery, transition services and more. The guide represents a 2012 snapshot of autism in each state, but does not evaluate or compare the quality …

Autism Speaks | Autism CARES Teed Up For Final Senate Vote | June 24, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism CARES Teed Up For Final Senate Vote June 25, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2014) -- Less than 24 hours after being approved by the House, legislation renewing the federal government's funding response to autism for another five years cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. It heads now tothe Senate floor. …

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 | 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 …