Archived | Washington Report Archive: Autism Speaks Advocacy | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

April 17, 2007Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearings on Funding the Combating Autism Act  On the afternoon of April 17, the Senate subcommittee responsible for funding implementation of the Combating Autism Act held a hearing on “Combating Autism: A Coordinated Response.” Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright, along with actor and long-time autism advocate Bradley Whitford, testified before the Senate …

Archived | The Washington Report: An Inside Look At Autism Speaks Advocacy In The Nation’s Capitol | Circa 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Washington Report ArchiveAn Inside Look at Autism Speaks Advocacy in the Nation's Capitol From left to right, Elizabeth Emken; Bob Wright; Senator Bill Frist; Deirdre Imus; Suzanne Wright; Katie Wright March 3, 2006 Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright, their daughter Katie Wright, Deirdre Imus, founder of the Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology, and Cure …

Archived | Autism Speaks: 2008 Pilot Awards (Winter) | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Gregory Barnes, M.D, Ph.D.Vanderbilt University Total: $60,000 for 1 year Relation of Sleep Epileptiform Discharges to Insomnia and Daytime Behavior Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are known to have a higher prevalence of epilepsy and sleep disturbances which may affect daytime functioning. Interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) are patterns of abnormal brain activity associated with epilepsy …

Archived | e-Speaks: Toys”R”Us; Corporate Partners; Autism Speaks 400; Haircuts | Circa May 29, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably no longer work. e-Speaks || May 29, 2009 Toys"R"Us, Inc. Raises More than $1.9 Million The Toys"R"Us, Inc. 2009 nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks raised more than $1.9 million and marked the first time in the partnership's three-year history that the company's Babies"R"Us stores participated in the …

Archived | Colorado Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Coverage; Riders Roll Through Jacksonville for Autism Awareness | Circa May 7, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably don’t work anymore. Riders Roll Through Jacksonville for Autism Awareness The thunder rolled last weekend as motorcyclists converged on Jacksonville for the 7th annual Lex and Terry’s Ticket to Ride. Read more … National Autism Awareness Month Draws to a Close National Autism Awareness Month has come and gone, and …

Archived: Autism Speaks | Help Get Insurance Coverage for Autism In California! | Circa Nov 18, 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Dear California Autism Advocate,  The autism insurance reform movement in California is ramping up to achieve coverage for children with autism this year.  We need everyone's help!  Volunteers in four other states - Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania have been able to achieve insurance coverage for their children this year!  A total of seven states now meet standards of appropriate coverage, ending autism insurance discrimination …

How an unexpected collaboration led Utah to amend its discriminatory triage plan | TheHill

The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.  Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the …