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Joe Scarborough, Class Act, Links Aurora Shooter to Autism

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“As soon as I hear about this shooting, I knew who it was. I knew it was a young, white male, probably from an affluent neighborhood, disconnected from society — it happens time and time again. Most of it has to do with mental health; you have these people that are somewhere, I believe, on [...]

January 18th, Major Websites Unite to Protest SOPA and PIPA

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Why Was Autism Central Down on January 18th? SOPA The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Online IP Act (PIPA) , has been the topic of discussion on the internet in the past month. Autism Central has joined the many who oppose the bill (such as google, wikipedia, and more) by blacking out the [...]

How You Can Help Pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act

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The National Autism Association (NAA) has teamed up with kintera.org to provide a space for supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to contact their senators and ask them to support the bill. Simply Click Here to send a pre-written email or draft your own to your senator asking him/her to pass S.2020 Keeping [...]

Keeping All Students Safe Act Aimed to Protect Students from Restraint and Seclusion

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On December 16th, the 23-page federal bill, S.2020, called the Keeping All Students Safe Act was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). The bill is designed “To protect all school children against harmful and life-threatening seclusion and restraint practices” (official bill found here)  which have both lead to death in the autism community. The bill [...]

President Obama Renews the “Combating Autism Reauthorization Act”

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America Will Not Quit on Them! The “Combating Autism Reauthorization Act” became a law in 2006, just 1 year after Autism Speaks was founded, and has since then provided over $945 million over five years for autism research, services, and treatment. The extension, signed by President Obama on Friday, September 30th, ensures another three years [...]

Insurance for Autism in Rhode Island

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New Legislation in Rhode Island Requires all Insurers to cover screenings, diagnosis and treatment of all Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) As of June, 2011, Rhode Island joined the 26 other states that require insurance companies to cover autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, screenings and treatment. The insurance for autism covers the child up to his/her 15th birthday up [...]