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The Fiscal Impact of Autism Insurance Reform

In order to determine the fiscal impact of autism insurance reform, Autism Speaks has collected claims data from states where such laws apply to members of the state employee health plan and have been in effect for at least one year. Learn more ... More...

Autism Speaks Model Legislation

Our model bill reflects language that has been vetted throughout this process and we have refined the model legislation accordingly. Learn more here... More...

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Autism Speaks VP Debates NC Autism Insurance With BCBS

(July 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks Vice President of State Government Affairs ... More...

NC Families Demand Better Autism Insurance At Capital Rally

RALEIGH, NC (July 15, 2014) -- With time running short in the current legislative session, families from around North Carolina rallied at the Capitol today to demand the state Senate consider an autism insurance reform bill alread... More...

Autism Speaks Takes On 'Big Insurance' In NC With Ad Campaign

RALEIGH, NC (July 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the launch of newspaper advertisements supporting families affected by autism in their fig... More...

South Dakota Adds Consultant To Autism Study

(July 14, 2014) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has hired Health Management Associates to assist with a study on autism treatment and insurance. State age... More...

Founding Member Of Legal Resource Center Joins Federal Bench

WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2014) -- The Senate has confirmed Philadelphia attorney, Cheryl Krause, a founding member of the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center, to... More...

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including be... More...

What Is Your State Doing About Autism?

ROCKVILLE, MD (July 8, 2014) -- Federal officials today presented the first state-by-state autism guide on insurance and Medicaid coverage, service delivery, transition services and more. The guide represents a 2012 snapshot ... More...

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