Autism Speaks | Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities | May 20, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Ban ABA Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities May 20, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research dollars are spent most effectively. Members from both parties of the House …

Autism Speaks | It’s Bipartisan: US Needs A Plan To Respond To 1 in 68 | March 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

It's Bipartisan: US Needs A Plan To Respond To 1 in 68 March 28, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) -- Members of Congress and state governors are demanding a concerted national response to autism in America following yesterday's release of new autism prevalence numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Today's announcement …

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 | Senate Sends Obama ‘Kids First’ Research Act | March 13, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Senate Sends Obama 'Kids First' Research Act  March 13, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) -- The Senate by unanimous consent has approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act providing $126 million over 10 years to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on pediatric conditions, including autism. The bill goes to President Obama for his signature. …

Autism Speaks | Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate | Jan. 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory

Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate January 28, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) -- A bipartisan initiative to increase federal funding for pediatric research picked up momentum yesterday with the announcement that the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will be introduced in the Senate with Democratic and Republican sponsors. The measure was voted out of the …

Autism Speaks | House Approves ‘Kids First’ Bill Adding Research Funding | Dec. 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

House Approves 'Kids First' Bill Adding Research Funding December 11, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act on a bipartisan 295-103 vote. The bill was first announced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, as …

Autism Speaks | Autism Caucus Grows After AS2DC Summit | Nov. 14, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #StopBigAutism

Autism Caucus Grows After AS2DC Summit November 14, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2013) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey [D-PA] and Reps. Tim Griffin [R-AR] and Kevin Yoder [R-KS] have joined the Congressional Autism Caucus, a bipartisan group in Congress that helps lead the federal reponse to autism. The three lawmakers made their decisions during the Autism Speaks to Washington …