Autism Speaks | UPDATE: See Our Revised Model Autism Insurance Reform Bill | Feb. 11, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

UPDATE: See Our Revised Model Autism Insurance Reform Bill (February 11, 2009) - Autism Speaks has been working with families in the states on autism insurance reform legislation for over two years. Autism insurance reform legislation has now passed in eight states. We are fortunate to have learned many lessons along the way by working with legislative …

Autism Speaks Model Autism Insurance Act – Revised Feb. 2009 | #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism #BanABA

Autism Speaks Model Autism Insurance Act – Revised Feb. 2009 A.  A health insurance policy will provide coverage for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and the treatment of autism spectrum disorders [OPTIONAL: add “in individuals less than X years of age”].  To the extent that the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and the treatment of autism spectrum disorders are not …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Reform Bill is Passed by the New Mexico State Senate in Unanimous Vote | Feb. 9, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Insurance Reform Bill is Passed by the New Mexico State Senate in Unanimous Vote Santa Fe, NM (February 9, 2009) -- Today the New Mexico Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 39, the autism insurance reform bill.  This bill will require private insurance companies to provide coverage of medically necessary, evidence-based autism therapies, such as …

Autism Speaks | Families Affected By Autism Call On Senate Committee To Advance Bill Ending Healthcare Discrimination Against Children With Autism | Feb. 9, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Families Affected By Autism Call On Senate Committee To Advance Bill Ending Healthcare Discrimination Against Children With Autism RICHMOND, VA (February 9, 2009) -- Parents of children with autism and other advocates gathered today at the State Capitol, calling on members of the Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee to vote to advance Senate Bill 1260 for …

Autism Speaks | Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Holds Meeting to Discuss the 2008 NIH Strategic Plan for Autism Research   | Feb. 6, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Holds Meeting to Discuss the 2008 NIH Strategic Plan for Autism Research    Washington, DC (February 6, 2009) - An important meeting took place in Washington, DC, on February 4, during which members of the IACC discussed the NIH strategic plan for autism research and, more specifically, addressed the issue of the …

Statement by Peter Bell, EVP, Autism Speaks | Feb. 4, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Statement by Peter Bell, EVP, Autism SpeaksFebruary 4, 2009 -- IACC Meeting My name is Peter Bell, and I am Executive Vice President for Programs and Services at Autism Speaks. As most of you know, Autism Speaks is the largest autism advocacy organization in the country. We are dedicated to funding research into the causes, …

Autism Speaks | Minnesota House Committee Passes HF 359 | Feb. 5, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Minnesota House Committee Passes HF 359 St. Paul, MS (February 5, 2009) - Yesterday, the Minnesota House Health Care and Human Services Policy and Ovesight Committee held a hearing on HF 359, the autism insurance reform bil.  This bill seeks to require that insurance companies provide coverage of medically necessary, evidence-based autism therapies, such as applied …