Autism Insurance Reform State-By-State List & Timeline | #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism insurance reform was rolled out through the United States, powered by non-Autistic parent-led organizations that excluded Autistics from being involved in a meaningful manner about Autistic healthcare. Here is a list of states and the legislation that rolled out to force insurance companies to cover Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), or Autistic Conversion Therapy. The …

Autism Speaks Hails Congressional Budget Vote Appropriating Over $230 Million for Autism Research | Jan. 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Hails Congressional Budget Vote Appropriating Over $230 Million for Autism Research Washington, DC – Autism Speaks hailed Congress’ vote on a new federal budget bill that appropriates over $230 million for continued autism research, including the first appropriations under the newly reauthorized Combating Autism Act (CAA).The funding includes $47.7 million for the Health Resources and …

Autism Speaks’ Andy Shih Testifies Before Congress on Global Autism Response | May 31, 2011 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks' Andy Shih Testifies Before Congress on Global Autism Response Absence of Data Creates 'Knowledge Gap,' Hampering Efforts in Many Countries WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2011)--The absence of prevalence and other public health data on autism in many nations around the world has created a “knowledge gap” that has hampered the global response to autism, …

Autism Speaks’ Stuart Spielman To Act As Voice for Autism Community on Health Care Reform Implementation | Dec. 15, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks' Stuart Spielman To Act As Voice for Autism Community on Health Care Reform Implementation Washington, DC (December 15, 2010) -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a voluntary organization of chief insurance regulatory officials, recently named 27 consumer liaison representatives for 2011, including Stuart Spielman(, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for Autism Speaks. In this …

AFAA Introduces National Public Policy Agenda to Improve the Quality and Availability of Services for Adults with Autism   | July 15, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

AFAA Introduces National Public Policy Agenda to Improve the Quality and Availability of Services for Adults with Autism  Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2010) –Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA), a consortium of leading autism advocacy organizations and service providers, today unveiled a National Public Policy Agenda with the goal of inspiring legislative action to …

Autism Speaks Joins Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus and Congressional Autism Caucus to Host a Briefing on “Autism: The Importance of Early Detection and Intervention” | May 27, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Joins Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus and Congressional Autism Caucus to Host a Briefing on "Autism: The Importance of Early Detection and Intervention" Washington, DC (May 27, 2010) -- Yesterday, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing with the Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus and the Congressional Autism Caucus on “Autism: The Importance of Early Detection and …

Autism Speaks | Unprecedented Week for Autism Insurance Reform As Three More States Act To End Discrimination Against Children With Autism | April 2, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Unprecedented Week for Autism Insurance Reform As Three More States Act To End Discrimination Against Children With Autism Battle Continues at State and Federal Levels to Ensure Every Person with Autism Has Access to Necessary Treatments Washington, DC (April 2, 2010) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today joined with grassroots …