CalABA Honors Autism Speaks’ Lorri Unumb with Leadership in Advocacy Award | Feb. 22, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

MORRO BAY, CA (February 22, 2012) -- The California Association for Behavior Analysis(CalABA) has named Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speak's vice president for state government affairs, as the recipient of its 2012  Leadership in Advocacy Award. The presentation was made at  CalABA's annual conference on  February 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove. The award is …

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Court Decision on Coverage Under California Mental Health Parity Act  | June 5, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

NEWS: 2012 PRESS RELEASE For Release: June 5, 2012 Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Applauds Court Decision on Coverage Under California Mental Health Parity Act Decision, in Which Department Submitted Amicus Brief, Reaffirms Health Plans Are Required to Cover All Medically Necessary Treatment for Severe Mental Illnesses Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today the Ninth Circuit …

 Ad Council Celebrates Seventy Years of Impacting American Lives through Public Service Advertising | Feb. 13, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ad Council Ad Council Celebrates Seventy Years of Impacting American Lives through Public Service Advertising “Rosify Yourself” app launched on Facebook in commemoration of milestone anniversary  NEW YORK, February 13, 2012—This February 18th marks The Advertising Council’s seventieth anniversary. Since 1942, the non-profit organization has been creating memorable campaigns aimed at improving the lives of the American …

NAIC Again Names Autism Speaks’ Stuart Spielman to Consumer Liaison Panel | Dec. 21, 2011 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

NAIC Again Names Autism Speaks' Stuart Spielman to Consumer Liaison Panel WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2011) — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has named Stuart Spielman, Autism Speaks' senior policy advisor and counsel, to serve again in 2012 as one of its 28 consumer liaison representatives.  Established in 1992, the program promotes consumer interaction …

Autism Speaks Hails Congressional Budget Vote Appropriating Over $230 Million for Autism Research | Jan. 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Hails Congressional Budget Vote Appropriating Over $230 Million for Autism Research Washington, DC – Autism Speaks hailed Congress’ vote on a new federal budget bill that appropriates over $230 million for continued autism research, including the first appropriations under the newly reauthorized Combating Autism Act (CAA).The funding includes $47.7 million for the Health Resources and …

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1 Million in Family Services Community Grants in U.S., Canada | Jan. 24, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1 Million in Family Services Community Grants in U.S., Canada 53 Community Organizations Across 2 Countries Benefit  NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service …

Autism Speaks ‘Optimistic’ With HHS Plan Allowing States to Maintain ABA Coverage | Dec. 15, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks 'Optimistic' With HHS Plan Allowing States to Maintain ABA Coverage NEW YORK (December 16, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, expressed optimism with today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) permitting states to maintain coverage for autism behavior therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), as part of their essential …