Autism Speaks | The Associated Press Covers Autism Insurance Initiative | Oct. 20, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

The Associated Press Covers Autism Insurance Initiative  (October 20, 2008) In an article entitled Parents Press for Autism Insurance Laws, the Associated press provides a good look at the push for autism insurance reform in the states.  The article focuses on the family of Arzu Forough from Washington State and their fight to get insurance coverage for therapies for …

Autism Speaks | Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory | April 16, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory April 16, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaningful reform in Kansas. Enactment of the law also made Kansas the …

Autism Speaks | Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor | April 2, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor April 02, 2014 TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of autism. The measure heads to Gov. Sam Brownback. Sponsored by Rep. John …

Autism Speaks | 125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform | March 21, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform March 21, 2014 TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) below, the bill, HB.2744, was amended to increase required weekly coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) from 10 hours …

Autism Speaks Statement On Kansas ‘Compromise’ Bill | Feb. 19, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Statement On Kansas 'Compromise' Bill February 19, 2014 TOPEKA (February 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is urging Kansas lawmakers to reject HB.2704, a bill introduced late last week in the House Insurance Committee and misrepresented as a "compromise" bill by its proponents. Neither the autism community nor Rep. John Rubin, the sponsor of HB.2531, have endorsed …

Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill  | Jan. 29, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill  January 29, 2014 TOPEKA (January 29, 2014) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in Kansas to expand autism insurance benefits provided since 2010 to state employees to cover more families. The bill (HB.2531) was introduced by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) [left] and would require coverage for the screening, diagnosis …

Autism Speaks | KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event | Jan. 9, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event January 10, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2014) -- Kansas autism advoates will get a briefing on plans for 2014 to expand the state's autism insurance reform law to cover more families. Enacted as a pilot program in 2010 for state employees, the benefit was made permanent last year …