Autism Speaks | District of Columbia Moves on Autism Benefits | March 25, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

District of Columbia Moves on Autism Benefits Key panel recommends including ABA through its Affordable Care Act plans  March 25, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority has recommended that coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) be required in the new health plans created later this year under the Affordable …

Autism Speaks | Congress Reacts to New 1 in 50 Prevalence Report | March 22, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Congress Reacts to New 1 in 50 Prevalence Report March 22, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2013) -- Key Congressional champions for increased autism research and services say a new federal survey which found a 1 in 50 autism prevalence rate increases the urgency for a national strategy to address the epidemic. In a telephone survey of 100,000 parents …

Autism Speaks | Congress Includes $6 Million for Autism Research in Budget Measure (PDF Avail.) | March 22, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

DoD Autism Research Program arppbk2012Download Congress Includes $6 Million for Autism Research in Budget Measure March 22, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2013) -- A government funding bill approved by Congress includes $6 million for the Department of Defense Autism Research Program. The new funding is part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs which has awarded 85 grants valued …

Autism Speaks | Cantor: House Majority Will Make Autism a Priority | March 20, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Cantor: House Majority Will Make Autism a Priority March 20, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2013) -- Responding to today's report of a 1 in 50 autism prevalence rate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) posted a blog on the Autism Speaks Facebook page pledging to make autism a House Republican priority.  "Today's news that 1 in 50 …

Autism Speaks | House Panel Moves Insurance Reform Bill | March 19, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

House Panel Moves Insurance Reform Bill March 19, 2013 HONOLULU (March 19, 2013) -- The House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce approved SB.668 by a 9-0 vote with amendments which would delay implementation until 2015. Already voted out of the Senate, the measure moves next to the House Finance Committee. Sponsored by Senators Josh Green (D-Kohala/Kona) and …

Autism Speaks Endorses Texas Bill Eliminating Age Cap | March 19, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses Texas Bill Eliminating Age Cap March 19, 2013 AUSTIN (March 19, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.1484 which would eliminate the age 10 cap for receiving benefits under Texas' 2007 autism insurance reform law. The law originally required coverage between the ages of 3 and 5, then was raised through age 9 in 2009. The …

Autism Speaks | Expansion Bill Clears New Mexico Legislature | March 18, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Expansion Bill Clears New Mexico Legislature March 18, 2013 SANTA FE (March 18, 2013) -- The New Mexico Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would expand the state's 2009 autism insurance reform law to cover state employees. It was approved 34-0 and sent to Gov. Susana Martinez. Sponsored by Bernalillo legislators, Rep. James Smith (R) and …