Autism Speaks | Better ABA Care for Military Families Moves in House | June 14, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Better ABA Care for Military Families Moves in House June 14, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (June 14, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to the new defense bill that would require the Pentagon to cover ABA care for all military families raising children with developmental disabilities, including autism, at medically prescribed levels. …

Autism Speaks | Mandates Committee Holds First Hearing on Ava’s Law | June 6, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Mandates Committee Holds First Hearing on Ava's Law June 06, 2013 ATLANTA (June 5, 2013) -- The Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Benefits held its first hearing on Ava's Law, hearing from supporters and opponents of the Georgia autism insurance reform bill. The bill was sent by the Legislature to the unelected panel for hearings earlier this year. …

Autism Speaks | No Impact Seen on Autism Health Benefits from ACA Delay | July 3, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

No Impact Seen on Autism Health Benefits from ACA Delay July 03, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (July 3, 2013) -- The Obama administration's decision to delay certain reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by private employers is not expected to have any measurable impact on existing autism coverages, according to an initial analysis by Autism Speaks. A one-year …

Autism Speaks | LA Times: ABA ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ in Medi-Cal Transition | July 8, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

LA Times: ABA 'Falling Through the Cracks' in Medi-Cal Transition July 08, 2013 LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) -- The Los Angeles Times reported on the transition of 900,000 California children from the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal which has led to a cutoff of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, despite assurances from state officials there was to be …

Archived | GM, Chrysler Start Offering ABA Benefits | July 11, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

GM, Chrysler Start Offering ABA Benefits July 11, 2013 DETROIT (July 11, 2013) -- GM and Chrysler have begun to voluntarily offer expanded health insurance benefits for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), to their employees and efforts are underway to convince Ford to also improve its coverage. GM offers the benefits nationally; Chrysler has begun by offering benefits …

Autism Speaks | 8 Autism Bills on the Move in CA Legislature (PDF Avail.) | July 9, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

8 Autism Bills on the Move in CA Legislature July 09, 2013 SACRAMENTO (July 9, 2013) -- The California Legislature has sent one autism bill to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature and moved seven others towards final passage. Six of the bills were recommended by the Autism Diversity Task Force created last year by Senate President pro Tem …

Autism Speaks | TRICARE ‘Turns Back the Clock’ On Military Families (PDFs Avail.) | June 27, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

TRICARE 'Turns Back the Clock' On Military Families June 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2013) -- Military families will face new restrictions and cutbacks obtaining applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for their children with autism under new policies made public this week by TRICARE, the Department of Defense health benefits program. "These policies drastically change …