Autism Speaks | Georgia Autism Insurance Reform Deal Reached | March 26, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Georgia Autism Insurance Reform Deal Reached  UPDATED: Georgia Insurance Reform, also known as Ava's Law, has passed the Senate unanimously (54-0)  March 26, 2015 ATLANTA— Chairman Charlie Bethel and Richard Smith announced at a joint press conference at the Georgia State Capitol that a deal has been reached to pass autism insurance reform SB 1, …

Autism Speaks | Momentum builds for autism insurance reform in Oklahoma  | Feb. 18, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Momentum builds for autism insurance reform in Oklahoma  February 18, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK— Advocates from across the state joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push for HB2962 yesterday at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The recently introduced legislation would require medically based care for individuals with autism Advocates will also be recognized in …

Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans  | Dec. 4, 2020 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks applauds Department of Veterans Affairs for including vital autism care in insurance coverage for families of disabled veterans  Decision follows advocacy efforts by Autism Speaks and other autism groups  December 4, 2020  The Department of Veterans Affairs has informed beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs …

Autism Speaks | South Dakota Governor Signs Autism Insurance Bill | March 19, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

South Dakota Governor Signs Autism Insurance Bill  March 19, 2015 PIERRE- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed SB.190, a bill to require coverage for autism related medical care including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for children up to 18 years of age. “We applaud the hard work by our advocates and South Dakota leaders who worked to improve …

Autism Speaks | Hawaii Senate Passes Autism Insurance Reform with Overwhelming Support | March 11, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Hawaii Senate Passes Autism Insurance Reform with Overwhelming Support March 11, 2015 HONOLULU- The Hawaii Senate approved an autism insurance bill, SB 791 sponsored by Senator Josh Green (D-Kohala/Kona) by a vote of 24-1. The legislation requires coverage for children with autism up to the age of 10. SB 791 would require state-regulated insurance plans to cover autism-related psychiatric, …

Autism Speaks | Utah Medicaid Holds Open Meeting Addressing ASD Services | March 6, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Utah Medicaid Holds Open Meeting Addressing ASD Services March 06, 2015 In July 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees state Medicaid programs, provided an informational bulletin to Medicaid agencies throughout the nation. The bulletin informed state Medicaid agencies that they must begin providing autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-related …

Autism Speaks | HHS announces appointment of chair and members for autism committee | Oct. 28, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

HHS announces appointment of chair and members for autism committee Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee membership includes Autism Speaks’ Chief Science Officer  October 28, 2015 Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new and returning members to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) including a new acting chair Dr. Bruce Cuthbert and …