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 …

Autism Speaks | California Legislature, Brown Fail on Medi-Cal Agreement | June 18, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

California Legislature, Brown Fail on Medi-Cal Agreement  June 18, 2013 SACRAMENTO (June 18 , 2013) -- The California Legislature and Governor Brown were unable to reach a funding agreement to continue autism therapies for 900,000 children who transitioned out of the Healthy Families Program earlier this year into Medi-Cal. Autism Speaks will work until every person with autism has appropriate access …

Autism Speaks | California Senate Approves 5-Year Extension on Autism Law | May 16, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

California Senate Approves 5-Year Extension on Autism Law May 16, 2013 SACRAMENTO (May 16, 2013) -- The California Senate voted 36-0 to extend the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law, which is set to expire next year, until 2019. Sponsored by Seante President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the measure, SB.126, moves next to the Assembly. Steinberg sponsored the …

Autism Speaks | Five Autism Bills Head to Senate Floor | May 24, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Five Autism Bills Head to Senate Floor May 24, 2013 SACRAMENTO (May 24, 2013) -- Five bills designed to improve the operation of Regional Centers have been voted out of the state Senate Appropriations Committee and sent to the Senate floor. The legislation is in addition to a measure already approved by the Senate, SB.126, that would extend the …

California | SENATE BILL No. 208 | April 11, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 11, 2013 AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 14, 2013 SENATE BILLNo. 208 Introduced by Senator Lara February 8, 2013 An act to add Section 4648.11 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to developmental services.  LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 208, as amended, Lara. Developmental services: request for proposals. Under existing law, the …

California | SENATE BILL No. 158 | March 21, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 21, 2013 SENATE BILLNo. 158 Introduced by Senator Correa begin insert (Coauthor: Senator Beall) end insert February 1, 2013 An actbegin insert to add and repeal Section 4639.8 of the Welfare and Institutions Code,end insert relating to autismbegin insert servicesend insert.  LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST SB 158, as amended, Correa. Autism services: demonstration program. The …