Autism Speaks | Autism Speaks Joins Outcry Over Cutoff in ABA services (PDF Avail.) | May 10, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Joins Outcry Over Cutoff in ABA services May 10, 2013 SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined with advocacy groups from across California to protest the cutoff of ABA services for 900,000 children who are transitioning from the Healthy Families Program to Medi-Cal. The coalition is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to require that …

Autism Speaks | Kids First Bill Introduced, Autism Speaks Praises Cantor | May 9, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Kids First Bill Introduced, Autism Speaks Praises Cantor May 09, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2013) --  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has announced the introduction of the Kids First Research Act which prioritizes research funding for pediatric disorders, such as autism, in Congress. "Autism Speaks commends Leader Cantor for making autism a national priority through the Kids First …

Autism Speaks | Insurers Get Pressure to Cover ABA for Federal Employees | May 6, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Insurers Get Pressure to Cover ABA for Federal Employees May 06, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2013) -- The agency in charge of managing health benefits for the nation's 8.2 million federal employees, retirees and dependents is urging its participating health plans to start covering ABA in 2014 or explain why they are refusing coverage. The Office of …

Autism Speaks | Steinberg Extension Bill Advances in Senate | May 2, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Steinberg Extension Bill Advances in Senate May 02, 2013 SACRAMENTO (May 2, 2013) -- The California Senate Health Committee voted unanimously to release  (SB-126), a bill that would extend the state's autism insurance reform law to 2019. Sponsored by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the bill goes next to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Steinberg sponsored the …

Autism Speaks | Texas Senate Amends, Approves Bill Modifying Insurance Caps | May 1, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Texas Senate Amends, Approves Bill Modifying Insurance Caps May 01, 2013 AUSTIN (April 30, 2013) -- The Texas Senate approved SB.1484, a bill eliminating the age 10 cap on  autism insurance benefits, but added a $36,000 annual limit on ABA benefits after age 10. The bill alsowas amended to speed up the implementation date to September. It …

Autism Speaks | Ohio State Workers Gain Autism Insurance Benefits | May 1, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ohio State Workers Gain Autism Insurance Benefits May 01, 2013 COLUMBUS (May 1, 2013) -- More than 40,000 Ohio children whose parents are covered under state employee health plans will begin receiving autism insurance benefits July 1 through agreements reached between their bargaining units and the Kasich administration. The announcement was made byGovernor John Kasich who promised in  December he would …

Autism Speaks | Maryland TAG Proposes New Autism Insurance Rules (PDF Avail.) | April 26, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Maryland TAG Proposes New Autism Insurance Rules April 26, 2013 ANNAPOLIS (April 26, 2013) -- The Maryland Autism Technical Advisory Group (TAG) today recommended new regulations for health insurance coverage for autism treatments, such as appliedbehavior analysis (ABA). The proposal will now proceed through the regulatory process, including an opportunity for public comment. The autism insurance regulations are required to be finalized by …