Autism Speaks | Alabama Governor signs autism insurance reform bill | May 23, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Alabama Governor signs autism insurance reform bill May 23, 2017 Autism Speaks joins the Autism Society of Alabama in applauding Governor Kay Ivey for signing into law House Bill 284, which requires certain health benefit plans to cover medically necessary treatment for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Governor Ivey signed HB 284 on Friday, May …

Autism Speaks | Ohio’s autism insurance reform bill clears key committee hurdle | May 27, 2016 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Ohio’s autism insurance reform bill clears key committee hurdle May 27, 2016 On Wednesday, the Ohio House Committee on Government Affairs and Oversight passed HB 350 by a vote of 8-4.  The bill now moves to the House floor where it will be considered after the November elections.      “I am pleased we have …

Autism Speaks Honors The Nation’s Top Advocates For 2014 | Nov. 17, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks Honors The Nation's Top Advocates For 2014 November 17, 2014 NASHVILLE, TN -- Autism Speaks announced its 2014 advocacy awards at the 9th annual Autism Law Summit held here, presenting the Speak Out Award to Anna Bullard and her daughter Ava from Georgia. The awards are presented at the annual conference to honor those …

Autism Speaks | Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory (PDFs Avail.) | April 16, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory April 16, 2014 OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaningful reform in Kansas. Enactment of the law also made Kansas the …

Autism Speaks | #35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform| April 3, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

#35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform April 03, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2014) -- -- Gov. Gary Herbert today signed legislation making Utah the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. Utah has one of the nation's highest rates of prevalence for autism at 1 in 54, or about 2 percent of the state …

Autism Speaks | Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor | April 2, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #AutisticHealthcare

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor April 02, 2014 TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of autism. The measure heads to Gov. Sam Brownback. Sponsored by Rep. John …

Autism Speaks | Autism Insurance Bill Clears Utah Senate, Moves To House | Feb. 28, 2014

Autism Insurance Bill Clears Utah Senate, Moves To House February 28, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY  (February 28, 2014)  -- The Utah Senate has approved SB.57, the furthest an autism insurance reform bill has progressed in the state Legislature since efforts began in 2009. Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation at 1 in 47, …