Advocacy

Autism Insurance Bill Passed in Illinois House!

Springfield, IL (May 29, 2008) --  Congratulations Illinois!! With the help of so many in the Illinois Autism community, Senate Bill 1900 passed the IL House today with a vote of 113 - 0!  For procedural reaso... More...

Autism Insurance Reform Bill Passed By the Louisiana House!

(Baton Rouge, LA - May 29, 2008)  In a final push for passage yesterday, the Louisiana a... More...

FAQs on Florida's Autism Insurance Reform Law:

1. What does the Florida Autism Legislation (Senate Bill Number 2654) do? There are three major components of the Florida Autism Legislation, each with an important function:

(1) Medicaid Waiver: Authorizes the Agenc... More...

HB 958 Passes UNANIMOUSLY in the Louisiana House Insurance Committee Hearing!

(May 1, 2008 - Baton Rouge, LA)  Yesterday, the LA House Insurance Committee held a hearing on House Bill 958, the autism insurance reform bill.  This bill will require private health in... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Sen. Menendez's New Plan to Support Families Dealing With Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2008) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) unveiled new legislation today to support families dealing with autism spectrum disorders. Senator Menendez was joined by the groups Autism Speaks and the... More...

Update on Florida House Bill 1291

(Tallahassee, FL - April 9, 2008)  Last night, Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio's Select Committee on Autism And Developmental Disorders held its first meeting.  Several state officials and academics testified about... More...

Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio Announces the Creation of the House Select Committee on Autism and Developmental Disorders

(Tallahassee, FL - April 4, 2008)  Today Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio announced the creation of a special committee, the House Select Committee on Autism and Developmental Disorders... More...

Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Michigan State Legislature

(Lansing, MI - April 3, 2008)  An insurance reform bill has been introduced in the Michigan State Legislature by Representative Kathy Angerer (D - 55) and Senator Tupac Hunter (R - 5)  that will require insurance coverag... More...

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