Autism Speaks’ Lorri Unumb To Speak At TN Law School | Oct. 16, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks' Lorri Unumb To Speak At TN Law School October 16, 2014 LEXINGTON, SC  (October 16, 2014) -- Lorri Unumb, Esq., vice president for state government affairs at Autism Speaks, will address the Belmont University School of Law on  "Legislating Autism Coverage: The Conservative Insurance Mandate" at a Law Review Symposium on Health Care Friday, October 17 in …

Autism Speaks | Pentagon Delays Proposed Rate Cuts For ABA | Oct. 9, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Pentagon Delays Proposed Rate Cuts For ABA October 09, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (October 9, 2014) -- The Department of Defense has announced it will delay a planned cut in what it pays providers through TRICARE to deliver applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment to military kids with autism. The new demonstration program allows coverage of BCBA/BCBA-D direct services and the …

Autism Speaks | CT Launches Post-Newtown Overhaul Of Behavioral Health Care | Oct. 10, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

CT Launches Post-Newtown Overhaul Of Behavioral Health Care (October 10, 2014) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced a comprensive overhaul of the state's emergency and lonterm behavioral health care system, including four steps specific to upgrading treatment for children with autism. The reforms were required by legislation enacted after the 2012 mass shooting tragedy in Newtown. “No child in …

Autism Speaks | Medicaid: States Cannot ‘Delay Or Deny’ Autism Treatment | Sept. 29, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeks #BanABA

Medicaid: States Cannot 'Delay Or Deny' Autism Treatment September 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 2014) -- The federal government has issued guidance to states emphasizing that they can neither delay nor deny medically necessary autism treatments, such as ABA, through their Medicaid programs for individuals up to age 21. The message was delivered in FAQs posted September …

Autism Speaks | TRICARE Launches New Consolidated ABA Demo Program (PDF Avail.) | Sept. 22, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

TRICARE Launches New Consolidated ABA Demo Program September 22, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2014) -- The Department of Defense has issued a new Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration program, which consolidates the current three TRICARE programs covering ABA for beneficiaries with autism. Autism Speaks is analyzing the new program and has requested input from TRICARE beneficiaries …

Autism Speaks | California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism | Sept. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism  September 11, 2014 SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering form of treatment through Medi-Cal starting Monday when California becomes the first state to implement a federal directive to …

Autism Speaks Names Director For Housing, Community Living | Sept. 8, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks Names Director For Housing, Community Living September 08, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (September 8, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has named Angela Lello, a policy expert in Medicaid and longterm care and the mother of a child with autism, as its first Director of Housing and Community Living. The position was created in response to the rapid growth …