Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In a win for self-advocates, lawmakers said this week that they will no longer seek to include the term “combating” in the title of the nation’s primary autism legislation.
A bill to reauthorize hundreds of millions of dollars in federal spending for prevalence tracking, research, early identification efforts and other autism initiatives will move forward under a new name — the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act, or Autism CARES.
The new name emerged earlier this week in a U.S. Senate proposal to renew the law previously known as the Combating Autism Act. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives quickly followed suit by attaching the new title to its version of the bill and voting to move the measure on for consideration by the full House.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
2014 Mid-South Autism Conference
Date: June 19 - 21, 2014
Where: University of Memphis, Fogelman Executive Conference Center
Participants & Features:
- Speakers including Temple Grandin, autism experts, and more
- Breakout sessions
- Lunch all three days
- Vendors from all over the Mid-South