Advocacy

Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated

With the nation’s primary autism legislation set to expire soon, some disability advocates are pressing for major changes in the federal government’s approach to the developmental disorder.

Advocates Arrested Outside White House

Sixty disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House Monday.

Poll Finds Disability Community Politically Engaged

A new poll finds that those touched by disabilities are turning out to vote in high numbers and care deeply about candidate views on supports and services.

Disability Advocates Arrested Outside White House

More than three-dozen disability rights activists were arrested while protesting near the White House gates Monday.

After Four Decades, Disability Champion Leaving Congress

News that the lawmaker responsible for crafting the ADA plans to retire next year is leaving disability advocates pondering a future without their staunchest ally on Capitol Hill.

States Split On Mandating ABA Coverage Under Health Law

Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.

Congress To Weigh Federal Response To Autism

A congressional hearing on autism planned for later this week is being hailed as a once-in-a-decade milestone but it’s not without controversy.

Romney Pick Shifts Election Focus To Disability Issues

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decision to tap Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate is bringing debate about Medicaid and other disability programs to the forefront.

Autism Group Calls For End To ‘Infighting’

A leading national advocacy group is calling for a summit this fall in an effort to mitigate divisiveness within the autism community.

In Twist, Some Disability Activists Get Reprieve

In somewhat of an about-face, prosecutors backed off a requirement that all 74 disability activists arrested at a Capitol Hill protest last month appear in court.

Shock As Noah Wyle, Disability Advocates Ordered To Court

In an unusual move, more than 70 disability advocates arrested last month during a Medicaid protest at the U.S. Capitol are being forced to return to Washington to appear in court.

White House Scraps Nine-City Disability Tour

The White House has canceled plans for a series of regional disability conferences expected to take place this spring and summer, but the reason the meetings fell apart isn’t entirely clear.

More Doors Opening For Self-Advocates

A national group launching this week is one of a growing number of opportunities for people with disabilities to take a lead in the advocacy community.

Obama To Disability Advocates: ‘I’ve Got Your Back’

Some 150 disability advocates from across the country headed to the White House Friday for a day-long powwow and they got a surprise visit — from the president himself.

Autism Society Rocked By Suspected Fraud

The former head of an Autism Society chapter is accused of stealing as much as $80,000 from the group, but that’s not stopping her from hosting a conference keynoted by Temple Grandin.

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