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 Honors The Nation’s Top Advocates For 2014 | Nov. 17, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks Honors The Nation's Top Advocates For 2014 November 17, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks announced its 2014 advocacy awards at the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here, presenting the Speak Out Award to Anna Bullard and her daughter Ava from Georgia. The awards are presented at the annual conference to honor those …

Autism Speaks | MS Insurance Reform Bill Heads To House Floor | Feb. 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

MS Insurance Reform Bill Heads To House Floor February 04, 2014 JACKSON, MS (February 4, 2014) -- A pair of Mississippi legislative committees completed action on the 2014 autism insurance reform bill, clearing the way for a House floor vote. The votes marked the most progress ever for autism insurance reform legislation in Mississippi. The Mississippi …

Autism Speaks | 120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform | Feb. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform February 11, 2014 JACKSON, MS  (February 11, 2014) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an autism insurance reform bill HB.542, sending it to the Senate by unanimous 120-0 vote.  "I feel we have done a good job educating the 120 members of the House," said Quess Hood [left] …

Autism Speaks | MS Autism Insurance Bill Wins First Vote | Jan. 23, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

MS Autism Insurance Bill Wins First Vote JACKSON, MS (January 23, 2014) -- The Mississippi House Insurance Committee today unanimously approved autism insurance reform legislation that would require coverage of the screening, diagnosis and treatment, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), of autism for state employees and teachers. The vote came as Autism Speaks gave the legislation its endorsement. Rep. Steve …

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 | Is Autism political? Should it be? | Sept. 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Is Autism political? Should it be? By Shelley Hendrix Granted, as Director of Grassroots Development at Autism Speaks, I have a bias on this topic rooted in the belief that America is still America - the best country in the world. Why? Because we can identify a problem, propose a solution and with hard work, …