Autism Speaks | Autism Speaks Endorses 2009 New Mexico Autism Insurance Reform Legislation | Feb. 3, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses 2009 New Mexico Autism Insurance Reform Legislation Santa Fe, NM (February 3, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 39 and House Bill 155, also known as the autism insurance reform bills. The legislation would require private health insurance companies to cover the screening, …

Autism Speaks | Barack Obama Sworn in as 44th President | Jan. 20, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA 

Barack Obama Sworn in as 44th President Washington, DC (January 20, 2009) - Today in our Nation's Capitol, millions watched the swearing in of our 44th President, Barack Obama.  As a candidate for president, Obama made far reaching commitments to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Autism Speaks is working with President Obama's new Administration on those …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Washington State | Jan. 19, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Washington State Olympia, WA (January 19, 2009) – Last week, an autism insurance reform bill has been introduced in the Washington State legislature. House Bill 1210, sponsored by State Representative Brendan Williams (D-22), and Senate Bill 5203, sponsored by State Senator Steve Hobbs (D-44), will require private healthcare policies to provide …

Autism Speaks | FAQs on the Texas Autism Insurance Reform Laws (House Bill 1919 of 2007 and House Bill 451) | 2007 & 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

FAQs on the Texas Autism Insurance Reform Laws (House Bill 1919 of 2007 and House Bill 451): 1. What does Texas Autism Insurance Act do? At a minimum, the Texas Autism Insurance Act requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage to an enrollee under the age of 10, who is diagnosed with autism spectrum …

Autism Speaks Joins the Illinois Autism Community in Applauding State Legislators for Enacting Autism Insurance Legislation | Dec. 13, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Joins the Illinois Autism Community in Applauding State Legislators for Enacting Autism Insurance Legislation NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2008) -- Autism Speaks today joined Illinois families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the state’s legislators for enacting Senate Bill 934, which contains provisions to require insurance carriers to provide coverage of evidence-based, …

The Washington Times Features Commentary on Autism Insurance Reform | Oct. 29, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

The Washington Times Features Commentary on Autism Insurance Reform By O'HANLON and SPELMAN: Autism agenda beckonsMichael O'Hanlon and Stuart SpelmanWednesday, October 29, 2008 COMMENTARY:  In their last debate, Barack Obama and John McCain both graciously expressed concern about children with autism. Mr. Obama in particular then spoke about the need for more research funding to …