Advocacy

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.

... More...

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...

SB.22 Clears Senate Finance Committee, Heads to Senate Floor

DOVER (June 6, 2012) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to the full Senate for a floor vote. The committee vote was the first for the bill which would require insurance co... More...

Portland Takes Step One in Oregon

NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded the City of Portland’s decision to extend autism insurance benefits to city employees, including cov... More...

'NASCAR embraces families grappling with autism'

Read The News-Journal (Wilmington) OpEd by Artie Kempner, lead director for NASCAR on the Fox network, and a member... More...

Federal Agency Renders Landmark Decision on ABA Coverage

NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2012) -- Autism Speaks hailed today'’s announcement by the federal government, the nation'’s largest employer, that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most widely used behavioral interve... More...

Syndicate content