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 | California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism | Sept. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism  September 11, 2014 SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering form of treatment through Medi-Cal starting Monday when California becomes the first state to implement a federal directive to …

Autism Speaks | Steinberg Calls March 4 Hearing To Assess Insurance Law (PDF Avail.) | Feb. 21, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #STOPBigAutism

ca.sb_946_hearing_fDownload Steinberg Calls March 4 Hearing To Assess Insurance Law February 21, 2014 SACRAMENTO (February 21, 2014) -- California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has scheduled a March 4 hearing to examine the impacts of the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law, including a review of how the Regional Centers have been affected. The hearing …

Autism Speaks | CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials (PDFs Avail.)  | Nov. 19, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials  November 19, 2013 SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2013) -- The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered three health insurers to stop denying claims filed for speech and occupational therapy for patients with developmental disabilities, including autism. The three insurers were ordered to reimburse the claims and …

Autism Speaks | CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016 | Sept. 6, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016  September 06, 2013 SACRAMENTO (September 6, 2013) -- The California Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill extending the state's autism insurance reform law, set to expire next summer, through 2016. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. The measure, SB.126, was authored …

California | SENATE BILL No. 208 | April 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 11, 2013 AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 14, 2013 SENATE BILLNo. 208 Introduced by Senator Lara February 8, 2013 An act to add Section 4648.11 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.  LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 208, as amended, Lara. Developmental services: request for proposals. Under existing law, the …

California | SENATE BILL No. 158 | March 21, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 21, 2013 SENATE BILLNo. 158 Introduced by Senator Correa begin insert (Coauthor: Senator Beall) end insert February 1, 2013 An actbegin insert to add and repeal Section 4639.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code,end insert relating to autismbegin insert servicesend insert.  LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 158, as amended, Correa. Autism services: demonstration program. The …