Advocacy

Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) -- A bipartisan initiative to increase federal funding for pediatric research picked up momentum yesterday with the announcement that the ... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Bill For Oregon Public Employees

PORTLAND (January27, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed SB.1523 which would correct an oversight in Oregon's 2013 autism insurance reform l... More...

Washington State Kids Win Again In Federal Court

SEATTLE (January 27, 2014) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Regence BlueCross to stop denying claims for speech and occupational therapy for children with autism after the age of six.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution: 'Health Plans Should Cover Autism'

ATLANTA (January 25, 2014) -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today published an opinion piece by Sen. ... More...

MS Autism Insurance Bill Wins First Vote

JACKSON, MS (January 23, 2014) -- The Mississippi House Insurance Committee today unanimously approved autism insurance reform legislation that would require coverage of the screening, diagnosis and treatment, including ... More...

New Defense Budget Bill Continues Autism Research Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2014) -- House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to continue funding the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (DoDARP) at $6 million i... More...

GA Governor Proposes ABA Coverage for State Employees

ATLANTA (January 16, 2014) --Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed the introduction of autism insurance coverage throug... More...

Autism Speaks Workshop Set for 2014 APBA Convention

NEW ORLEANS (January 16, 2014) -- Autism Speaks will co-host a full-day workshop on autism insurance at the 4th Annual Conventi... More...

Microsoft: Innovating in Response to Autism

REDMOND, WA (January 16, 2014) -- Since its founding in 1975, Microsoft has been associated with dramatic innovations in computer software and devices that have fundamentally reshaped how the world works, plays and communicates. L... More...

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