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WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) -- Military families raising children with autism and Down syndrome today called on Congress to overhaul insurance coverage provided under TRICARE for applied behavior...
WASHINGTON, DC (February 6, 2014) -- TRICARE, the military healthcare program, has eased onerous testing and assessment requirements for retiring service members to access applied behavior...
WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2013) -- An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senate and the House dropped dozens of proposed amendments, including a provision to ...
WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Association, Easter Seals and other major advocacy groups in their appeal...
(July 31 Update: Autism Speaks has received copies of letters issued by TRICARE to its regional contractors confirming in writing that there will no changes in ABA coverage under the ECHO Autism...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 21, 2013) -- Military families gathered in Virginia Beach over the weekend to start a petition drive urging Congress to require better insurance coverage for applied behavior...
WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2013) -- The Department of Defense announced today its new restrictions on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for the nation's 23,000 military kids with autism will not...
WASHINGTON, DC (July 17, 2013) -- U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia has added his voice to the protest over changes proposed by TRICARE to its coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for...
WASHINGTON, DC (July 16, 2013)  --  Military families from around the nation are raising their voices over policy changes proposed by TRICARE, the military health insurance plan,...
WASHINGTON, DC (July 11, 2013) -- In a strongly worded letter to the Department of Defense, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA) demanded to know the reasoning behind ...