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March 07, 2008

On March 7, 2008, Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced the creation of the Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorders; Autism Speaks'

February 29, 2008

Connecticut is the latest state to introduce legislation which will amend insurance statutes to include coverage for autism.

February 21, 2008

Illinois has become the latest state to introduce autism insurance reform legislation.

February 07, 2008

Mississippi becomes the latest state to introduce autism insurance reform legislation

January 29, 2008

Arizona State Senator Amanda Aguirre introduced legislation that would disallow large group insurers from denying or refusing coverage

January 01, 2008

Each year, about 24,000 children are diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder in the United States.

December 27, 2007

Autism Speaks will undertake a multi-state initiative to pass insurance coverage provisions for autism services, it was announced today