Advocacy

The ACA, Autism and 'Habilitative' Care

WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) -- With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now well underway, Kaiser Health News (KHN) has found many families caring for children with disabilities, including autism, struggling to... More...

KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2014) -- Kansas autism advoates will get a briefing on plans for 2014 to expand the state's autism insurance reform law to cover more families. Enacted as a pilot program in 2010 for state employe... More...

Credit Suisse Introduces ABA Coverage for Employees

NEW YORK (January 8, 2014) -- Credit Suisse, a Zurich-based financial services firm, has introduced insurance coverage for autism treatments, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for its U.S. employees. Credit... More...

Oregon Suit Against Providence for ABA Denials Gets Boost

PORTLAND (January 3, 2014) -- A complaint filed in federal court here against Providence Health Plan for  denying claims for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism will move forward as a class action affectin... More...

FL Lawmaker Pushes For Easier Early Screening

TALLAHASSEE (January 2, 2014) -- Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Broward) is again championing legislation that would enable parents who believe their young child may have autism to visit specialists for a diagnosis without getting preau... More...

Cuomo Enacts NY ABA Licensing Law

ALBANY (January 10, 2014) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill facilitating insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism by creating a state licensing procedure for practitioners. The new ... More...

Could 2014 be Year of ABLE Act? Bill Reaches 60 Cosponsors in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 19, 2013) – Today, support continued to grow for the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act – S. 313/H.R. 647), introduced by U.S. ... More...

House Approves 'Kids First' Bill Adding Research Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act on a bipartisan 295-103 vote. The bill was first announced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R... More...

Toyota Worker Sues Over ABA Denial for 3 Kids with Autism

COVINGTON, KY (December 11, 2013) -- A Toyota worker has sued the car manufacturer for denying insurance claims for his children's hospital treatment for autism on the basis that it was "educational." The c... More...

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