Advocacy

Autism Speaks’ Dan Unumb Weighs in On Medicaid Change

(August 26, 2014) - Kaiser Health News (... More...

Menendez, Autism Speaks Celebrate Enactment of Autism CARES

PARAMUS, NJ (August 20, 2014) -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the lead Senate sponsor of the Autism CARES Act, celebrated the signing of the bill into law at an event here with representatives of Autism Speaks and New Jersey&nbs... More...

Oregon To Order Sweeping ABA Coverage

SALEM, OR (August 14, 2014) -- Acting in response to a string of successful lawsuits against the insurance industry, an Oregon state agency announced today that it would prepare a directive requiring all private health insurers to... More...

Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage

PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism has been rejected in Oregon by a federal judge a... More...

President Obama Signs Bipartisan Autism CARES Act Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC (August 8, 2014) – President Obama signed the Autism CARES Act today,... More...

Schumer Urges Congress To Move Quickly On Tax-Free Savings Plans

NEW YORK (August 5, 2014) -- Surrounded by supporters from Autism Speaks and other national disabilities organizations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today urged Congress to move quickly on the ABLE Act which would allow tax-free savi... More...

Senate Approves Bipartisan Deal To Protect Federal Autism Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2014) -- The U.S. Senate tonight approved the Autism CARES Act, which would dedicate $1.3 billion in federal funding for autism over the next five years. The bill was introduced and passed across part... More...

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion, Tax-Free Savings Plan

BOSTON (July 31, 2014) -- The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Gov. Deval Patrick an omnibus autism bill that would expand Medicaid coverage up to age 21 and create tax-free savings for people with disabilities.  ... More...

ABLE Clears First Hurdle In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2014) -- The House Ways and Means Committee today approved the ABLE Act, which would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities without jeopardizing their eligibilit... More...

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