Autism Speaks | Idaho becomes the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage! | April 3, 2018 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Idaho becomes the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage! April 3, 2018  For most locations across the globe, April 2nd, 2018 was a celebration of World Autism Awareness Day proclamations and “Light It Up Blue” recognitions. However, Idaho constituents had another reason to celebrate as Idaho became the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage! The …

Autism Speaks launches 2015 National Leadership Summit  | June 16, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks launches 2015 National Leadership Summit  June 16, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2015) – As Congress considers the 21st Century Cures Act, advocates for the autism community joined leaders in science and government at the Autism Speaks National Leadership Summit today to advance research and policies benefiting people with disabilities. The summit highlights achievements …

Autism Speaks | New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage | April 2, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage April 2, 2019  In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed landmark autism insurance legislation.  Joined by members of the autism community, Governor Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 322 which expands coverage for autism therapies to transition-age youth and adults with autism …

Autism Speaks | Department of Defense announces ABA coverage improvements for TRICARE | May 28, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Department of Defense announces ABA coverage improvements for TRICARE May 29, 2015 Washington, DC— TRICARE, the Department of Defense healthcare program, announced improvements to its coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for beneficiaries with autism. The improvements were announced as amendments to the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). The newly published federal register notice describes the …

Autism Speaks | Ohio becomes the 45th state to pass autism insurance reform | Dec. 13, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Ohio becomes the 45th state to pass autism insurance reform UPDATE: Governor Kasich has signed HB 463 making Ohio the 45th state to enact autism insurance reform  December 13, 2016 On the final night of a two-year session, the Ohio legislature passed HB 463, which included a provision that will bring autism insurance coverage to …

Autism Speaks | U.S. Senate approves landmark biomedical innovations legislation | Dec. 7, 2016 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks

U.S. Senate approves landmark biomedical innovations legislation Already approved by the U.S. House, the bill heads to President Obama’s desk  December 07, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 94-5. The legislation outlines provisions to increase funding of the National …

Autism Speaks | Missouri Announces $4.5 Million Settlement with Aetna | May 19, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Missouri Announces $4.5 Million Settlement with Aetna Company failed to provide required coverage for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders  May 19, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon today announced that the State of Missouri has reached a $4.5 million settlement with Aetna Life Insurance Company and Aetna Health Insurance Company, which failed …