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The primary NIH organization for research on Autism is the National Institute of Mental Health

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Nemours Foundation Includes more than 5,000 doctor-reviewed, up-to-date, and easy-to-read articles, interactive features, games, and video.
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Advocacy & Legislation

The following Web sites have been selected by the Medical Library staff.The information presented in these Web sites is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.These sites are listed by category in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

Autism and Insurance Coverage State Laws
National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.

Autism Legislation Database
National Conference of State Legislatures
This searchable database tracks autism legislation from the 2008 session to present. Search legislation by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.

Autism Votes
Autism Votes is an initiative of Autism Speaks, coordinating grassroots advocacy efforts in support of federal and state autism-related legislation. It provides a directory Find My Legislator that can be searched by state, zip code or address.

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
Discusses issues such as inclusive education, community living supports and others, ASAN seeks to organize the community of Autistic adults and youth to have our voices heard in the national conversation.

State Insurance Mandates for Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Your Child's Rights
Autism Speaks
Discusses rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

ASHA State-by-State
ASHA State Advocacy Team liaisons monitor trends in legislation, health care, and education policy and provide SLHAs with technical assistance and resources relative to specific legislative and regulatory measures.