Autism Speaks | FAQs on the Illinois Autism Insurance Reform Law (Public Act 95) | 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

FAQs on the Illinois Autism Insurance Reform Law (Public Act 95): 1. What does Public Act 95 do? Broadly speaking, the Act does two main things: It requires many private insurers to begin covering the costs of diagnostic assessments for autism and of treatments for individuals with autism who are under the age of 21, …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Virginia | Oct. 2, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Virginia (Richmond, VA - October 2, 2008) Legislation has been prefiled for introduction in Virginia to require insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. House Bill 1588 has been introduced by Delegate Robert Marshall (R-13th District) and Delegate David Poisson (D-32nd District) of the House of Delegates. The bill will require Virginia …

IACC 2008 Summary of Advances in Autism Research Selects Autism Speaks’ Funded Research  | Nov. 19, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

IACC 2008 Summary of Advances in Autism Research Selects Autism Speaks' Funded Research  Washington, DC (November 19, 2009) -- In response to the alarming growth in autism diagnoses, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-416), which established the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to coordinate all efforts within the U.S. Department of Health …

Profile of “Nick’s Law” Opponent Reveals True Intentions | May 28, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

May 28, 2008 | 01:31am Profile of “Nick’s Law” Opponent Reveals True Intentions Sen. Jay Paul Gumm Sen. Jay Paul Gumm Autistic Children “Will Be Wards of the State in Any Case,” Peterson Says  A “puff-piece” profile of the lawmaker leading the fight against “Nick’s Law,” the autism insurance bill, reveals his true intentions, according …

Autism Speaks | IACC Nears Completion of Strategic Plan for Autism Research | Dec. 15, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ban ABA IACC Nears Completion of Strategic Plan for Autism Research  WASHINGTON, DC (December 15, 2008) The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Friday, December 12, at the NIH Neuroscience Center Building in Rockville, MD. The IACC is tasked by the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA), P.L. 109-416, with coordinating all efforts within the …

Autism Speaks | New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief Report to Governor Recommends Severe Cuts to Special Education | Dec. 11, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ban ABA New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief Report to Governor Recommends Severe Cuts to Special Education (December 11, 2008) On December 1, 2008, the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief, chaired by Thomas Suozzi, released a report proposing that the state government make severe cuts in funding for special education and …

Autism Speaks | Kansas LEPC Recommends Passage of Kate’s Law | Nov. 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ban ABA Kansas LEPC Recommends Passage of Kate's Law (November 21, 2008) The Kansas Legislative Educational Planning Committee (LEPC) voted today to endorse Kate's Law and introduce it as a committee bill to be heard in the 2009 legislative session.  This is the best possible outcome that the Kansas autism community could have asked for at this stage of the …