Autism Speaks | TRICARE Plans Major Revamp of ABA Services For Military Kids | April 22, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

TRICARE Plans Major Revamp of ABA Services For Military Kids  April 22, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2014) -- In a report to Congress, TRICARE announced it will be creating a new Autism Care Demonstration starting July 25 that will consolidate all ABA programs into one uniform benefit for eligible TRICARE beneficiaries with autism.  The new program will launch with the …

Autism Speaks | Nebraska Becomes 36th State To Require Autism Coverage | April 21, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Nebraska Becomes 36th State To Require Autism Coverage  April 21, 2014 LINCOLN (April 21, 2014) -- Nebraska became the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform today when Gov. Dave Heineman signed legislation requiring certain insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism up to age 20. The new law, which takes effect with new health …

Autism Speaks | Boeing Hit With Class Action Suit Over ABA Denials | April 18, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Boeing Hit With Class Action Suit Over ABA Denials April 18, 2014 (APRIL 20, 2014) -- Aerospace giant Boeing has been hit with a complaint in federal court by its Washington state employees who claim the company's denial of insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for their children with autism violates the federal Mental Health Parity Act. Filed by two families …

Autism Speaks | California Cracks Down On Autism Insurance Denials | April 17, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

California Cracks Down On Autism Insurance Denials April 17, 2014 (April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying coverage for behavioral health treatments, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA), for autism. The department based the new regulations on its interpretation of the …

Autism Speaks | Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory (PDFs Avail.) | April 16, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory April 16, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaningful reform in Kansas. Enactment of the law also made Kansas the …

Autism Speaks | Menendez Visits Autism Research Lab, Speaks on Importance of Supports | April 4, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Menendez Visits Autism Research Lab, Speaks on Importance of Supports April 04, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 4, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)  and members of the autism community toured the Autism Research Lab at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to see the latest in cutting edge research focused on helping understand the diagnosis and treatment …

Autism Speaks | Military Families Ask Congress to Fix TRICARE | April 9, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Military Families Ask Congress to Fix TRICARE April 09, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) -- Military families raising children with autism and Down syndrome today called on Congress to overhaul insurance coverage provided under TRICARE for applied behavior analysis (ABA) during Capitol Hill briefings organized by Autism Speaks. Reps. John Larson (D-CT) and Tom Rooney (R-FL), who …