Autism Speaks | 2016: Autism advocates celebrate key victories at the state level | June 22, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

2016: Autism advocates celebrate key victories at the state level June 22, 2016 At the state level, Autism Speaks advocates across the country have celebrated a string of victories so far in 2016, including the enactment of tax-preferred ABLE savings legislation, autism insurance bills and laying the groundwork to improve housing options for thousands with …

Autism Speaks | 2016: Advocates make big strides for spring session in Washington | June 15, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

2016: Advocates make big strides for spring session in Washington June 15, 2016 Autism advocates in Washington, DC and across the country have made big strides on federal legislation. Below are some of the highlights of the spring legislative session.   National Institutes of Health starts 2016 with budget boost The National Institutes of Health (NIH) heads …

Autism Speaks | Ohio’s autism insurance reform bill clears key committee hurdle | May 27, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ohio’s autism insurance reform bill clears key committee hurdle May 27, 2016 On Wednesday, the Ohio House Committee on Government Affairs and Oversight passed HB 350 by a vote of 8-4.  The bill now moves to the House floor where it will be considered after the November elections.      “I am pleased we have …

Autism Speaks legislative wins in 2016 | Oct. 4, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks legislative wins in 2016 October 04, 2016 Empowering Science and Research  The year started strong as Autism Speaks successfully advocated for an increase in research for the NIH and Congress and President ultimately signed an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $2 billion more than the previous level of $30.1 billion which was the …

Autism Speaks | On the road to autism insurance reform: The Autism Law Summit | May 26, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

On the road to autism insurance reform: The Autism Law Summit May 26, 2016 As a full-time autism advocate, the highlight of my professional year is the annual Autism Law Summit. The Autism Law Summit is a national gathering of self-selected advocates who want to change autism law and policy for the better. I started …

Autism Speaks | Oklahoma 44th state to pass autism insurance reform | May 5, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Oklahoma 44th state to pass autism insurance reform May 05, 2016 Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed HB 2962 ensuring meaningful autism insurance coverage in the state. The law will prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism. The legislation was sponsored by Senator AJ Griffin and Representative Jason …

Autism Speaks | Oklahoma advocates celebrate passage of autism insurance reform | April 28, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Oklahoma advocates celebrate passage of autism insurance reform  April 28, 2016 Advocates from across the state celebrated a victory yesterday as the Oklahoma State House of Representatives gave final approval to HB 2962, autism insurance reform. The legislation would prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with …