Autism Speaks | Menendez Moves to Expand Adult Transition Services | July 15, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Menendez Moves to Expand Adult Transition Services July 15, 2013 PARAMUS, NJ (July 15, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today commended U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing the AGE-IN Act which would address the challenges faced by young adults with autism as they "age out" of  public education and other support services. Menendez announced the bill …

Autism Speaks: New Federal Health Care Rules Come Up Short on Autism | Feb. 20, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks: New Federal Health Care Rules Come Up Short on Autism February 20, 2013 NEW YORK (February 21, 2013) -- The expanded access to health care promised through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would fall short with autism under new federal regulations that fail to require every state to include coverage for behavioral health treatment as …

Autism Speaks | ABLE Act Reintroduced in New Congress | Feb. 13, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

ABLE Act Reintroduced in New Congress February 13, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (February, 13, 2013) -- Bipartisan legislation that would enable families to create tax-free savings accounts, similar to college savings accounts, for their child with disabilities was reintroduced in both houses of Congress today. The new accounts would not jeopardize eligibility for Medicaid, Social Security, private insurance …

Autism Speaks | Obama Signs Bill Expanding ABA Care for Military Kids | Jan. 3, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Obama Signs Bill Expanding ABA Care for Military Kids  January 03, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (January 3, 2013) -- President Obama has signed bipartisan legislation creating a one-year pilot program expanding ABA care to all military families through TRICARE, the Pentagon's healthcare program, a critical first step in improving services for military families raising children with autism. "Autism Speaks thanks …

Autism Speaks | Advocates, Lawmakers Urge Lame Duck Congress to Pass ABLE | Nov. 15, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Advocates, Lawmakers Urge Lame Duck Congress to Pass ABLE November 15, 2012 WASHINGTON, DC (November 15, 2012) – The nation's leading disability organizations, including Autism Speaks, joined today with Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) at a Capitol Hill event to urge the lame duck Congress to approve the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act …

Autism Speaks | State Exchanges Yielding Mixed Results on Autism Benefits | Nov. 14, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

State Exchanges Yielding Mixed Results on Autism Benefits UPDATE: Massachusetts, Nevada Move on ABA Coverage; Deadline Extended to Dec. 14  November 14, 2012 NEW YORK (November 16, 2012) -- The states are creating a patchwork of available autism benefits as they begin implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) due to poor guidance from the federal government, according …

Autism Speaks | Salt Lake Tribune: Desperate Parents Surrender Kids to State | Sept. 30, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Salt Lake Tribune: Desperate Parents Surrender Kids to State September 30, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY (September 30, 2012) -- In its lead story, The Salt Lake Tribune explored the plight of parents across Utah who have been forced to surrender their children with autism into the state's child welfare system due to the lack of autism insurance coverage. Reporter …