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 | Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges | June 13, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #HaltAutismSpeaks

Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges June 13, 2014 SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California's state budget negotiations. But the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be directed to incorporate the treatment …

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 State Employees Gain ABA Coverage through Court Ruling | Sept. 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA State Employees Gain ABA Coverage through Court Ruling September 11, 2013 LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2013) -- A California policy that allowed unlicensed but nationally board-certified ABA practitioners to provide therapy under some health plans but declared this illegal for plans covering lower-income families and state employees is "nonsensical" and void in light of California's 2011 …

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 …

Autism Speaks | LA Times: ABA ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ in Medi-Cal Transition | July 8, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

LA Times: ABA 'Falling Through the Cracks' in Medi-Cal Transition July 08, 2013 LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) -- The Los Angeles Times reported on the transition of 900,000 California children from the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal which has led to a cutoff of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, despite assurances from state officials there was to be …

Autism Speaks | 8 Autism Bills on the Move in CA Legislature (PDF Avail.) | July 9, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

8 Autism Bills on the Move in CA Legislature July 09, 2013 SACRAMENTO (July 9, 2013) -- The California Legislature has sent one autism bill to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature and moved seven others towards final passage. Six of the bills were recommended by the Autism Diversity Task Force created last year by Senate President pro Tem …