Autism Speaks | Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate | Jan. 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory

Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate January 28, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) -- A bipartisan initiative to increase federal funding for pediatric research picked up momentum yesterday with the announcement that the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will be introduced in the Senate with Democratic and Republican sponsors. The measure was voted out of the …

Autism Speaks | 2014 Hawaii Insurance Bill Gets Off To Fast Start | Jan. 28, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

2014 Hawaii Insurance Bill Gets Off To Fast Start January 28, 2014 HONOLULU (January 28, 2014) -- A 2014 Hawai'i autism insurance reform bill was voted out of two Senate committees yesterday with amendments sought by Autism Speaks to strengthen its provisions. Sponsored by Senators Josh Green, Suzanne Chun Oakland and Russell Ruderman, the bill SB.2054 was voted out of …

Autism Speaks | Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill | Jan. 29, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill  January 29, 2014 TOPEKA (January 29, 2014) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in Kansas to expand autism insurance benefits provided since 2010 to state employees to cover more families. The bill (HB.2531) was introduced by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) [left] and would require coverage for the screening, diagnosis …

Autism Speaks | MS Insurance Reform Bill Heads To House Floor | Feb. 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

MS Insurance Reform Bill Heads To House Floor February 04, 2014 JACKSON, MS (February 4, 2014) -- A pair of Mississippi legislative committees completed action on the 2014 autism insurance reform bill, clearing the way for a House floor vote. The votes marked the most progress ever for autism insurance reform legislation in Mississippi. The Mississippi …

Autism Speaks | 120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform | Feb. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform February 11, 2014 JACKSON, MS  (February 11, 2014) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an autism insurance reform bill HB.542, sending it to the Senate by unanimous 120-0 vote.  "I feel we have done a good job educating the 120 members of the House," said Quess Hood [left] …

Autism Speaks | MO Agency: Autism Treatment Grows, Costs Stay ‘Negligible’ (PDF Avail.) | Feb. 3, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

MO Agency: Autism Treatment Grows, Costs Stay 'Negligible' February 03, 2014 JEFFERSON CITY (February 3, 2014) -- Over 3,000 Missourians with autism are accessing treatment through the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law, but the impact on overall claims cost remains "negligible" at 0.2 percent, a state agency reported today. The findings by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions …

Autism Speaks | GA Advocates Converge On Capitol For Ava’s Law | Feb. 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

GA Advocates Converge On Capitol For Ava's Law  ATLANTA (February 4, 2014) -- More than 100 Georgia autism advocates converged on the state capitol today to urge lawmakers to pass Ava's Law in 2014 and make Georgia the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. The advocates visited capitol offices and then held a press conference with …