Autism Speaks | Dodd/ Collins Amendment Passes | March 14, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Screen shot, text below. Dodd/ Collins Amendment Passes (Washington, DC - March 14, 2008) Autism Speaks sends heartfelt thanks to our many supporters in the Senate for their steadfast support of autism research funding. Senator Chris Dodd and Senator Susan Collins offered an  amendment to the FY2009 Budget Resolution to increase funding for autism research, …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Missouri State General Assembly | March 13, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Missouri State General Assembly (Jefferson City, MO - March 13, 2008)   Legislation was recently introduced in the state of Missouri by State Representative Sam Page (D-82), House Bill 2351, and Senator Chris Koster (D-31), Senate Bill 1229 that requires appropriate insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. The bills would require …

Autism Speaks | Senator Chris Dodd Introduces the Disability Savings Act of 2008 at the Autism Speaks Hill Day 2008 | #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism #BanABA

#BanABA Senator Chris Dodd Introduces the Disability Savings Act of 2008 at the Autism Speaks Hill Day 2008 Washington, DC - March 11, 2008) Autism Speaks co-founders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, and participants in the organization's Hill Day 2008 joined Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) for the introduction of the Disability Savings Act (DSA) of 2008.  The …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Florida State Legislature (PDF avail.) | March 7, 2007 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Florida State Legislature (Florida - March 7, 2007) Legislation has been introduced in Florida to require insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. Bills have been introduced by State Representative Ari Porth (D-96), House Bill 1291, and Senator Steven Geller (D-31), Senate Bill 2654. The bills would require Florida healthcare policies …

Autism Speaks | Elizabeth Emken Appointed to Florida Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders | March 7, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Elizabeth Emken Appointed to Florida Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders  On March 7, 2008, Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced the creation of the Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders; Autism Speaks' Vice President of Government Affairs Elizabeth Emken has been appointed to the task force. The task force, made up of leaders in …

Autism Speaks | Insurance Bill Introduced in Connecticut State Legislature (PDF avail.) | February 29, 2008 #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism #BanABA

#BanABA Insurance Bill Introduced in Connecticut State Legislature (CONNECTICUT - February 29, 2008) Connecticut is the latest state to introduce legislation which will amend insurance statutes to include coverage for autism. Proposed by State Representative Brian O'Connor (D-Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook), Chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, HB-5696 requires all Connecticut healthcare policies to cover such …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Illinois State Legislature | February 21, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Illinois State Legislature (ILLINOIS - February 21, 2008) Illinois has become the latest state to introduce autism insurance reform legislation. Illinois Senate bill 1900 was introduced this week in committee by Senator James DeLeo, and will include coverage for therapies such as applied behavioral analysis and other evidence-based, medically-necessary treatments. …