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Registration is now open for the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition. Take advantage of our special early-bird rate and join us in New Orleans for the 47th Annual Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, July 13-16, 2016! Our conference will convene world-renowned speakers, individuals on the spectrum, educators, families, service providers and autism thought leaders from communities across the country and around the world. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and stay tuned to our website for updates. Register today! For questions, please contact:conference@autism-society.org.

The Department of Education (DOE) has published a rather useful document for education advocates and stakeholders around the country frequently asked questions (FAQs) document that will be housed on their ESSA webpage.

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Meet Jesse Lennox and his mother Dee – As we prepare for new incidence rates from the Center of Disease Control, The Autism Society wanted to hear their thoughts on the announcement and its impact on the ASD community.

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Two weeks ago, volunteers and staff from throughout the country came to Washington, DC to participate in our annual Day on the Hill. This year, we advocated for specific legislation related to eliminating unnecessary restraints and seclusion and also supported legislation to advance the well being and support for caregivers. While this is certainly an interesting year in Washington, DC and the jury is still out as to what can or cannot occur during this years Congressional Sessions, we remain committed each day to advocating to address the needs of all impacted by autism in an effective manner that will allow individuals to maximize their quality of life.