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New York became the 29th state to enact autism insurance reform on November 1, 2011.

Find your New York elected officials here.
Find autism resources for New York families here.

State Officials
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy (D)
New York Senate; New York Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
U.S. House of Representatives New York delegation

New york News

NEW YORK (October 24, 2014) -- New York State has developed a new "People First Waiver...

NEW YORK (February 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld today urged New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio to address the problem of wandering by children with autism as he...

ALBANY (January 10, 2014) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill facilitating insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism by creating a...

ALBANY (August 15, 2013) -- The state Department of Financial Services has published its final emergency rule regarding licensure of practitioners of applied behavior analysis (...

ALBANY (July 31, 2013) -- After months of pressure from the state's autism community and Legislature, the Cuomo administration has dropped a regulatory requirement that has...

ALBANY (June 17, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) today commended the New York Legislature for voting to eliminate a hurdle...

ALBANY (May 29, 2013) -- Autism Speaks announced today that it is working with two of its New York champions, Assemblyman Joseph Morelle and Senator Chuck Fuschillo, on...

NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today reported it is making progress with high-level Cuomo administration officials and legislative leaders in resolving a ...

NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today issued the following statement in response to new emergency regulations issued by the New York Department of Financial...

NEW YORK (November 21, 2012) -- The New York Department of Financial Services today published...

Helpful Links

  • FAQs on the 2011 New York autism insurance law
  • 2013 ABA licensure bills
    Track S.4862
    Track A.6963
  • A-8512 (final version)
  • ...

Bill History


June 5: A.6963 voted out of Assembly Codes; referred to Assembly Ways & Means; approved and referred to Assembly Rules Committee
May 30: S.4862 voted out of Senate Finance Committee
May 21: A.6963 voted out of Assembly Higher Education; referred to Assembly Codes Committee
May 20: S.4862 amended in Senate Finance Committee

May 16: A.6963 amended in Assembly Higher Education Committee
May 7: S.4862 voted out of Senate Higher Education Committee; sent to Senate Finance Committee

April 26: ABA licensure bills, S.4862 and A.6963, introduced in Senate and...