Autism Speaks | House Approves Key Measure for Military Families | May 17, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

House Approves Key Measure for Military Families May 17, 2012 NEW YORK, NY (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 the military, regardless of their duty status, receive autism …

Missouri: Families testify in support of autism funding | Feb. 17, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Families testify in support of autism funding Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | 10:21 p.m. CST BY Rebecca Beitsch  JEFFERSON CITY – More than a dozen parents of autistic children spoke before the Senate Small Business Committee on Tuesday to urge support of a measure that would require limited health care coverage for autism. But one committee …

Missouri gov signs bill mandating autism coverage | June 10, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Missouri gov signs bill mandating autism coverage By JIM SALTER TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO. Tracy Fritz recalled the shock of learning her 3-year-old daughter, Louisa, had autism. Even worse, when the family found a therapy that had potential, insurance wouldn't cover it. For some Missourians, that is about to change. Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday …

Missouri: Speaker Appoints Interim Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders | July 17, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

7/17 - Speaker Appoints Interim Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders Jefferson City – Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced the creation of an Interim Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders. This committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and making recommendations on issues pertaining to the regulation of insurance and other matters impacting the …

Autism Speaks Issues Memo of Support for Justice Center Inititiative (PDF Avail.) | May 14, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Issues Memo of Support for Justice Center Inititiative May 14, 2012 NEW YORK (May 14, 2012) -- Autism Speaks today issued a Memo of Support for S.7400, the Protection of People with Special Needs Act." Sponsored by Sen. Roy McDonald, the bill incorporates an enforcement initiative proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to crack down …

Autism Speaks Praises Kentucky Order Directing Insurers to Start Covering ABA Services Provided by ‘Supervisees’ (PDF Avail.) | May 10, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

ky.abasupervisiondecision_5.9.2012Download Autism Speaks Praises Kentucky Order Directing Insurers to Start Covering ABA Services Provided by 'Supervisees' May 10, 2012 LEXINGTON (May 10, 2012) -- Autism Speaks praised the Kentucky Department of Insurance for issuing an advisory opinion directing health insurers to start covering services provided by supervised ABA providers, finding that autism treatment would be "severely compromised" without their …