Autism Speaks | UHC Agrees To Stop Denying Speech Therapy in California | Aug. 29, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

UHC Agrees To Stop Denying Speech Therapy in California August 29, 2013 SACRAMENTO (August 29, 2013) -- As a result of enforcement action brought by the state of California, United HealthCare of California (UHC) has agreed to stop routinely denying claims for speech therapy and to reimburse its subscribers for out-of-pocket expenses. UHC reached the agreement …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance? There’s Now An App For That | Nov. 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #StopBigAutism

Autism Insurance? There's Now An App For That November 11, 2013 NEW YORK (November 11, 2013) -- In response to widespread confusion over autism and insurance coverage, Autism Speaks is introducing a new interactive web tool to help families determine whether they should be entitled to coverage through their specific health plan. Called the Autism Speaks Insurance Link, the new tool leads …

Autism Speaks | Deal on Defense Bill Drops Kids With Autism (PDF Avail.) | Dec. 13, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Deal on Defense Bill Drops Kids With Autism December 13, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2013) -- An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senate and the House dropped dozens of proposed amendments, including a provision to improve TRICARE coverage for ABA treatment for military dependents with developmental disabilities, including autism. Agreement tricare.fy14_ndaa_-_joint_explanatory_statementDownload Approved …

Autism Speaks | House Approves ‘Kids First’ Bill Adding Research Funding | Dec. 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

House Approves 'Kids First' Bill Adding Research Funding December 11, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act on a bipartisan 295-103 vote. The bill was first announced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, as …

Autism Speaks | Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids | Aug. 29, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (August 28, 2013) -- In response to longstanding concerns raised by military families subject to frequent relocation, local school districts have been directed to provide special education and related services for transferring military students that are "comparable" with what they received at their previous school. An estimated 23,500 children in military …

Autism Speaks | Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids (PDFs Avail.) | Aug. 28, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids August 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (August 28, 2013) -- In response to longstanding concerns raised by military families subject to frequent relocation, local school districts have been directed to provide special education and related services for transferring military students that are "comparable" with what they received at their previous school. An estimated 23,500 children in military …

Autism Speaks | CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials (PDFs Avail.)  | Nov. 19, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials  November 19, 2013 SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2013) -- The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered three health insurers to stop denying claims filed for speech and occupational therapy for patients with developmental disabilities, including autism. The three insurers were ordered to reimburse the claims and …