Autism Speaks | NASCAR embraces families grappling with autism | May 30, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

NASCAR embraces families grappling with autismMay 30, 2012 Autism has become a household word in America, in part due to extensive awareness efforts over the past several years and mainly because of the sheer magnitude of the autism health crisis in this country. According the data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and …

Federal Agency Renders Landmark Decision on ABA Coverage | May 30, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Federal Agency Renders Landmark Decision on ABA Coverage May 30, 2012 NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2012) -- Autism Speaks hailed today'’s announcement by the federal government, the nation'’s largest employer, that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most widely used behavioral intervention used to treat autism, is a “medical” therapy that qualifies for health insurance coverage.  The …

The Federal Response to Autism: Where Is the Urgency?’ An Open Letter from Peter Bell | May 29, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

The Federal Response to Autism: Where Is the Urgency?' An Open Letter from Peter Bell      A Government Affairs Update from Autism Speaks Executive Vice President for Programs & Services Peter Bell May 29, 2012 May 29, 2012 Dear friends, Almost two months have passed since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the shocking …

Autism Speaks | Military Families, TRICARE & Autism (PDF Avail.) | May 17, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

c43e7cd7-34cc-4396-b8d1-69efcd1c59b5Download Military Families, TRICARE & Autism The U.S. House of Representatives on May 17, 2012, approved an amendment to the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would significantly improve coverage for autism benefits under the TRICARE military healthcare program. The House vote on the amendment, sponsored by Rep. John Larson (CT-1), was a …

Autism Speaks Lauds Senators Casey, Isakson for Proposal to Raise Autism Funding with New Postage Stamps | May 18, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Lauds Senators Casey, Isakson for Proposal to Raise Autism Funding with New Postage Stamps May 18, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC -- Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded U.S. Senators Robert Casey Jr (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) for proposing new funding for autism research and services through the sale …

Autism Speaks Applauds Congressmen Moran, Doyle on Introduction of AUTISM Educators Act | May 18, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Applauds Congressmen Moran, Doyle on Introduction of AUTISM Educators Act      May 18, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC -- Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen Jim Moran (VA-8) and Michael Doyle (PA-14) for introducing the AUTISM Educators Act to improve training for teachers who work with students on the autism spectrum. …

Autism Speaks Salutes House Vote to End Insurance Discrimination Against Military Families Raising Kids with Autism | May 17, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Salutes House Vote to End Insurance Discrimination Against Military Families Raising Kids with Autism May 17, 2012 NEW YORK (May 17, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism advocacy and science organization, today hailed the U.S. House of Representatives for approving a bipartisan amendment that would assure all Department of Defense members of …