Cure Autism Now | DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER: Senate Children’s Health Bill | May 24, 2000 #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTERSenate Children's Health Bill Wednesday, May 24, 2000  Senator Gorton has teamed with democratic Senator Herbert Kohl, Wisconsin, and issued this "dear colleague" letter. It was distributed to all 100 senators and this letter asks them to sign a letter directed to Senator Frist requesting a children's health bill which includes autism research, …

Autism Speaks | U.S. Senators Respond To CDC Announcement | March 27, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

U.S. Senators Respond To CDC Announcement March 27, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014) -- Members of the U.S. Senate today issued the following statements in response to the new autism prevalence numbers issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)(Senate sponsor of the 2011 Combating Autism Reauthorization Act) “This newly …

Autism Speaks | Notes From The Hill by Liz Feld | Nov. 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #StopBigAutism

Notes From The Hill By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld:  For hundreds of autism advocates, last week marked the launch of a 2014 policy agenda that will provide meaningful benefit to the entire autism community.  Over 200 volunteer leaders from classrooms, boardrooms, small towns, big cities, and service sectors from across the country convened for …

Autism Speaks and Washington Listens | Nov. 15, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks and Washington Listens Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan  November 15, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2013) – Autism Speaks yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members …

Autism Speaks | Autism Coverage For Federal Employees Makes Advances | Nov. 8, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Coverage For Federal Employees Makes Advances November 08, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC (November 8, 2013) -- More insurance carriers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) will provide autism benefits in 2014, including the first carrier serving most of northern Virginia. However, many gaps in coverage remain in the FEHB program which is the nation's largest …

Autism Speaks | FAQs on the Wisconsin Autism Insurance Reform Law | 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

FAQs on the Wisconsin Autism Insurance Reform Law: 1. What does the Wisconsin autism insurance reform law do? Broadly speaking, the law does two main things: It requires private health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder of at least $50,000 for intensive-level services per year for a …

Autism Speaks | Governor Doyle Announces Implementation of Autism Coverage | Oct. 19, 2009 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

News Release From the Office Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance: Governor Doyle Announces Implementation of Autism Coverage (October 19, 2009) Madison, WI—Governor Jim Doyle today announced an emergency rule implementing new provisions in state law requiring insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders. "We have worked long and hard for this day, and I …