President Clinton Signs Children’s Health Act of 2000  | October 17, 2000 #AutisticHistory

President Clinton Signs Children's Health Act of 2000  Special focus on autism research. The legislation authorizes Centers of Excellence at both NIH and the Centers for Disease Control to promote research on the cause, diagnosis, early detection, prevention, control, and treatment of autism.Training of Physicians Who Care for Children. The legislation also extends the authorization of funds …

Autism Speaks | New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage | April 2, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage April 2, 2019  In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed landmark autism insurance legislation.  Joined by members of the autism community, Governor Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 322 which expands coverage for autism therapies to transition-age youth and adults with autism …

Autism Speaks | 2016: Autism advocates celebrate key victories at the state level | June 22, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

2016: Autism advocates celebrate key victories at the state level June 22, 2016 At the state level, Autism Speaks advocates across the country have celebrated a string of victories so far in 2016, including the enactment of tax-preferred ABLE savings legislation, autism insurance bills and laying the groundwork to improve housing options for thousands with …

Autism Speaks | Wyoming becomes 49th state to require coverage of autism | April 25, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Wyoming becomes 49th state to require coverage of autism April 25, 2019  On April 19, 2019, Wyoming became the 49th state to address autism insurance coverage in state-regulated plans. Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause announced that all plans that have mental health coverage -- including large group, small group, and individual plans -- will be …

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 | Utah Medicaid Holds Open Meeting Addressing ASD Services | March 6, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Utah Medicaid Holds Open Meeting Addressing ASD Services March 06, 2015 In July 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees state Medicaid programs, provided an informational bulletin to Medicaid agencies throughout the nation. The bulletin informed state Medicaid agencies that they must begin providing autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-related …

Autism Speaks | Ohio EPSDT lawsuit filed for autism-related Medicaid coverage | Sept. 15, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ohio EPSDT lawsuit filed for autism-related Medicaid coverage September 15, 2015 Earlier this month a federal lawsuit  was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District  of Ohio against CareSource, one of the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organizations, for refusing to cover  medically necessary applied behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment  for children …