Advocacy

Compromise New York Bill Gains Autism Speaks' Support

NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its support for the compromise worked out between New York Governo... More...

'Lawmakers seek to expand Tricare autism therapy benefit:' Marine Corps Times

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2012)  -- Patricia Kime of MilitaryTimes.com reports on the House vote approving Rep. John Larson's amendment to upgrade TRICARE insurance benefits for autism t... More...

SB.22 Released from Committee, Heads to House Floor for Final Vote

DOVER (June 13, 2012) -- The House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee released SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, for a final floor vote in the House.  The bill would require health plans to... More...

Federal Judge Issues Key Ruling on Mental Health Parity

NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2012) – – Autism Speaks hailed a federal court ruling that a Washington health plan’s refusal to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech, occupational, physical and other neurodevelopmental therapie... More...

Rep. McMorris-Rogers Talks Up ABLE With CNN

WASHINGTON, DC -- CNN aired a feature on Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-WA), an original co-sponsor of ABLE, and the mother of a son, Cole, with Down syndrome.

Discussing her support for ABLE, McMorris-Rogers said, "We have hopes and dr... More...

Kansas Agency Continues Autism Insurance Benefits through 2013 for State Employe

TOPEKA (June 11, 2012) -- A committee of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) voted today to continue autism insurance benefits under the State Employee Health Plan through 2013. The KDHE decision averted the p... More...

Autism Speaks Lauds Congressmen Larson, Jones on Introduction of ‘Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act’

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introdu... More...

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Order on Autism, Mental Health Parity

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2012) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that California health plans must cover all medically necessary treatment for mental disorders as they do for physical illnesses under the state's Mental Heal... More...

Idaho Autism News:

To date, meaningful autism insurance reform has passed in 36 states and is currently changing the lives of children across America with autism by providing them with access to the treatments and therapies they need.

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Halfway Home: SB.22 Voted Unanimously Out of Senate

DOVER (June 7, 2012)-- The Senate unanimously approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent the measure to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The vote was 20-0 for the bill, which would require he... More...

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