Autism Speaks | FAQs on Arizona’s Autism Insurance Reform Law | July 1, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

FAQs on Arizona's Autism Insurance Reform Law: 1. What does Arizona’s autism insurance bill (“Steven’s Law”) do? Broadly speaking, the act requires many private insurers to begin covering the costs of diagnostic assessments for autism and services for individuals with autism who are under the age of 16. Insurance providers can limit the coverage for behavioral therapy …

Autism Speaks | Summary of 2009 Autism Insurance Reform Bills in Georgia | 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Summary of 2009 Autism Insurance Reform Bills in Georgia: (as sent to the House floor) Senate Bill 161 "Ava's Law"- Sponsored by State Senator Johnny Grant (25th district) House Bill 426 "Ava's Law"- Sponsored by State Representative Katie Dempsey (13th district)  Requires private health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of …

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 …

Autism Speaks | Summary of Pre-existing California Insurance Law | 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Summary of Pre-existing California Insurance Law: Although existing law (AB 88) provided for mental health parity, in practice, health care service providers and insurers often denied coverage for autism and did not provide access to professionals with adequate training and expertise. In 2008, Senator Don Perata  proposed, and the state's Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on …