Advocacy

120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform

JACKSON, MS  (February 11, 2014) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an autism insurance reform bill ... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses South Dakota Insurance Reform Bill

PIERRE, SD (Feb. 10, 2014) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed HB.1257, an autism insurance reform bill, as South Dakota joined the ranks of sta... More...

2014 Utah Autism Insurance Reform Bill Introduced

SALT LAKE CITY (February 6, 2014) -- Autism Speaks today formally endorsed SB.57, the latest piece of le... More...

Maine Expansion Bill Advances

AUGUSTA (February 5, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature's Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services yesterday voted 7-4 for a bill that would expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law.

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GA Advocates Converge On Capitol For Ava's Law

ATLANTA (February 4, 2014) -- More than 100 Georgia autism advocates converged on the state capitol today to urge lawmakers to pass Ava's Law in 2014 and make Georgia the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform.

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MS Insurance Reform Bill Heads To House Floor

JACKSON, MS (February 4, 2014) -- A pair of Mississippi legislative committees completed action on the 2014 autism insurance reform bill, clearing the way for a House floor vote. The votes marked the most progress ever for autism ... More...

Military Kids Gain Easier Access to ABA, But Barriers Remain

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 analysis (ABA) under its P... More...

MO Agency: Autism Treatment Grows, Costs Stay 'Negligible'

JEFFERSON CITY (February 3, 2014) -- Over 3,000 Missourians with autism are accessing treatment through the state's 2010 autism insurance reform law, but the impact on overall claims cost remains "negligible&quo... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill

TOPEKA (January 29, 2014) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in Kansas to expand autism insurance benefits provided since 2010 to state employees to cover more families.

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2014 Hawai'i Insurance Bill Gets Off To Fast Start

HONOLULU (January 28, 2014) -- A 2014 Hawai'i autism insurance reform bill was voted out of two Senate committees yesterday with amendments sought by Autism Speaks to strengthen its provisions.

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