Cure Autism Now | TV Meets Reality: Brad Whitford Lobbies For Autism  | April 23, 2001 #AutisticHistory

TV Meets Reality: Brad Whitford Lobbies For Autism  By John Morgan, Spotlight HealthWith medical adviser Stephen A. Shoop, M.D.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. But for The West Wing star Brad Whitford, the truth about autism actually became fiction -as an episode of NBC's Emmy-winning drama. In real life, Whitford has seen the face of …

Gorton Testifies Before Senate Panel on Autism Research | Sept. 16, 1999 #AutisticHistory #AutismPolitics

Gorton Testifies Before Senate Panel on Autism Research September 16, 1999 Actor Anthony Edwards and UW Scientist, Geraldine Dawson Join in Support for Gorton's Autism Research Bill WASHINGTON DC–Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Health today about the need for increased efforts to research the causes and possible prevention methods for …

Slade Gorton | Gorton and Doug Flutie Team Up to Tackle Autism | May 5, 1999 #AutisticHistory

Gorton and Doug Flutie Team Up to Tackle Autism Senators, Congressmen, Football Great and Actor Join Forces to Find a Cure for Devastating Disease  WASHINGTON DC–Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) has recruited new teammates in his efforts to find a cure for autism. Gorton joined Senators Robert Torricelli (D-NJ), Rick Santorum (R-PA), Representatives James Greenwood (R-PA), …

Cure Autism Now | POLITICAL ACTION NEWS: Senate Children’s Health Bill | July 12, 2000 #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism

POLITICAL ACTION NEWS Senate Children's Health BillWednesday July 12, 2000 Yesterday the Senate introduced a new bipartisan Children's Health bill which includes provisions for centers of excellence in autism, epidemiology, physician education, gene and tissue banking. This bill is the direct result of two years of hard work by CAN and thousands of activist families across the nation.  …

Autism Speaks | GA Advocates Converge On Capitol For Ava’s Law | Feb. 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

GA Advocates Converge On Capitol For Ava's Law  ATLANTA (February 4, 2014) -- More than 100 Georgia autism advocates converged on the state capitol today to urge lawmakers to pass Ava's Law in 2014 and make Georgia the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. The advocates visited capitol offices and then held a press conference with …

Autism Speaks | Military Families Stage Rally to Keep ABA | July 22, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Military Families Stage Rally to Keep ABA July 22, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 21, 2013) -- Military families gathered in Virginia Beach over the weekend to start a petition drive urging Congress to require better insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for autism. WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, VA, reported on the …

Autism Speaks | No Impact Seen on Autism Health Benefits from ACA Delay | July 3, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

No Impact Seen on Autism Health Benefits from ACA Delay July 03, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (July 3, 2013) -- The Obama administration's decision to delay certain reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by private employers is not expected to have any measurable impact on existing autism coverages, according to an initial analysis by Autism Speaks. A one-year …