Advocacy

White House Tour Culminates Autism Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2014) -- Friends, families and supporters of Autism Speaks toured the White House Friday at the invitation of the Obama administration to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

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Licensing Struck Down As Basis For ABA Denials in California

(April 25, 2014) -- Demanding that providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) hold a state license cannot be used to deny insurance coverage of medically necessary treatment for autism, a California appe... More...

Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage

(April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for many private plans as well as state employ... More...

TRICARE Plans Major Revamp of ABA Services For Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2014) -- In a repor... More...

Nebraska Becomes 36th State To Require Autism Coverage

LINCOLN (April 21, 2014) -- Nebraska became the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform today when Gov. Dave Heineman signed legislation requiring certain insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism up to age ... More...

Boeing Hit With Class Action Suit Over ABA Denials

(APRIL 20, 2014) -- Aerospace giant Boeing has been hit with a complaint in federal court by its Washington state employees who c... More...

California Cracks Down On Autism Insurance Denials

(April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying coverage for behavioral health treatments, su... More...

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaning... More...

Military Families Ask Congress to Fix TRICARE

WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) -- Military families raising children with autism and Down syndrome today called on Congress to overhaul insurance coverage provided under TRICARE for applied behavior analysis (ABA) during Capitol H... More...

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