Autism Speaks | Dollars And Doctors For Medicaid Shrink As Enrollment Grows | Dec. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Dollars And Doctors For Medicaid Shrink As Enrollment Grows December 11, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC -- Just as access to Medicaid-funded treatment for autism is growing, two new reports show doctors face steep fee cuts and that half the providers listed as "participating" in state Medicaid managed care programs in fact do not participate or have stopped accepting new patients. One third …

Autism Speaks Honors The Nation’s Top Advocates For 2014 | Nov. 17, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks Honors The Nation's Top Advocates For 2014 November 17, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks announced its 2014 advocacy awards at the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here, presenting the Speak Out Award to Anna Bullard and her daughter Ava from Georgia. The awards are presented at the annual conference to honor those …

Autism Speaks | Washington Becomes State #38 To Require Autism Benefits | Nov. 15, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Washington Becomes State #38 To Require Autism Benefits November 15, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks welcomed Washington as the 38th state to enact autism insurance reform during the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here today. Washington became the first state to require private insurers to cover medically necessary treatment of autism through litigation; the previous 37 states enacted …

Autism Speaks | NJ.com: ‘Autism Community Benefits From Affordable Care Act’ | May 29, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Ban ABA NJ.com: 'Autism Community Benefits From Affordable Care Act' May 29, 2014 (May 29, 2014) -- Families facing expensive autism treatments are finding some positive results in New Jersey's implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to an article published today on NJ.com. The main focus of parental concern is payment for Applied Behavior Analysis, …

Autism Speaks | Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage (PDFs Avail.) | April 23, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage April 23, 2014 (April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for many private plans as well as state employees. Related legislation that would establish a state licensing procedure for ABA providers, meanwhile, …

Autism Speaks | Obama Issues World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation | April 2, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Obama Issues World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation April 02, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2014) -- President Barack Obama today issued a White House proclamation recognizing World Autism Awareness Day, noting that Americans with autism are "an essential thread in the diverse tapestry of our Nation." Obama cited the Affordable Care Act which prevents insurers from denying coverage …

Autism Speaks | Maine Governor Says ‘No’ To Kids With Autism (PDFs Avail.) | April 29, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Maine Governor Says 'No' To Kids With Autism April 29, 2014 AUGUSTA (April 29, 2014) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the age cap on the state's 2010 autism insurance law from 5 to 10, saying it would raise insurance premiums and taxes. The Legislature, which reconvenes Thursday, had passed the …