Autism Speaks Endorses Iowa Bill Expanding Autism Insurance Coverage to More Families Senate Bill Would Expand 2010 Law Limiting Coverage to State Employees | Feb. 10, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses Iowa Bill Expanding Autism Insurance Coverage to More Families Senate Bill Would Expand 2010 Law Limiting Coverage to State Employees NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2012) --  Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed SF.2128 which would amend Iowa’s 2010 autism insurance reform law by expanding coverage to group …

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

CalABA Honors Autism Speaks' Lorri Unumb with Leadership in Advocacy Award February 22, 2012 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 …

Autism Speaks | Oregon To Order Sweeping ABA Coverage | Aug. 14, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Oregon To Order Sweeping ABA Coverage August 14, 2014 SALEM, OR (August 14, 2014) -- Acting in response to a string of successful lawsuits against the insurance industry, an Oregon state agency announced today that it would prepare a directive requiring all private health insurers to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism. “Recent court decisions …

Autism Speaks Statement on Utah Legislation | Feb. 16, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Statement on Utah Legislation February 16, 2012 NEW YORK (February 16, 2012) -- The following statement was distributed to the Utah autism community by Autism Speaks: THANK YOU so much for all of your hard work over the last year to pass autism insurance reform. The current status of the Utah Autism Insurance Reform …

Autism Speaks | Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage | Aug. 13, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage  August 13, 2014 PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism has been rejected in Oregon by a federal judge as a violation of federal and state mental health parity law. …

Autism Speaks, Disability Advocates Press Case for ABLE with Congress | Feb. 16, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks, Disability Advocates Press Case for ABLE with Congress February 16, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2012) --  Autism Speaks joined with advocates from the nation’s other leading disability organizations today to make the case before Congress for ABLE—a bill that would allow families raising children with disabilities to save tax-free for their future needs. …

Autism Speaks | Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees | April 30, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees      April 30, 2014 Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued over its blanket exclusion of insurance benefits for developmental disabilities in its state employees health plan by the parents of a six-year-old girl with autism who was denied coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA). The …