Archived | Autism Speaks: Help Get Insurance Coverage for Autism in California! | Circa November 18, 2008

Help Get Insurance Coverage for Autism in California!

Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks via Tue, Nov 18, 2008, 3:13 AM
to Genevieve

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 and covering treatments and therapies that are medically necessary for our children, such as speech, occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. 


1. VISIT the website and register to receive advocacy alerts.  This will ensure that you receive the most updated information as quickly as possible. 

2. EMAIL US if you are interested in serving as a District Captain to lead efforts in your own home district, attend rallies, speak with state legislators, attend hearings at the capitol and help us spread the word.

3. FORWARD this email to your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, therapists and co-workers…anyone who lives in California that would be interested in helping you work to end insurance discrimination for children with autism statewide! 

For more information on the autism insurance reform effort in California, visit  

Have a GREAT week! 

Shelley Hendrix
Director, State Advocacy Relations
Autism Speaks

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