Autism Speaks advertisement placed in the Tallahassee Democrat thanking the members of the Florida House that have signed on to HB 1291  | May 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks advertisement placed in the Tallahassee Democrat thanking the members of the Florida House that have signed on to HB 1291  Over the lifespan, the average societal cost of caring for 1 person with autism is$3.2 million. (Harvard School of Public Health, 2006) Now, 17 quarters can change that. Autism Speaks thanks the following members of …

Autism Speaks | Update on Florida House Bill 1291 | April 9, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ban ABA Update on Florida House Bill 1291 (Tallahassee, FL - April 9, 2008)  Last night, Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio's Select Committee on Autism And Developmental Disorders held its first meeting.  Several state officials and academics testified about the state of the autism community in Florida. Autism Speaks was represented by Stuart Spielman, our …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bills PASS First Round of Committee Meetings!! | March 18, 2008 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Autism Insurance Bills PASS First Round of Committee Meetings!! (Tallahassee, FL - March 18, 2008)  Both SB 2654 and HB 1291 passed in the State House and Senate Committee meetings today!! These bills will reform Florida state law to provide appropriate insurance coverage for children with autism for treatments and therapies including applied behavioral analysis therapy.  …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Florida State Legislature (PDF avail.) | March 7, 2007 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

#BanABA Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Florida State Legislature (Florida - March 7, 2007) Legislation has been introduced in Florida to require insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. Bills have been introduced by State Representative Ari Porth (D-96), House Bill 1291, and Senator Steven Geller (D-31), Senate Bill 2654. The bills would require Florida healthcare policies …