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Transcript for “My Child Has Autism: How Do I Get Insurance?” Webchat

On Monday February 27th the Government Relations team hosted their first webchat, “My Child Has Autism: How Do I Get Insurance?” The webchat was hosted by Lorri Unumb, Esq., Vice President for State Government Affairs.

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Autism Speaks Endorses 2012 Kansas Bill Expanding Autism Insurance Coverage to Include More Families

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2012) --  Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed HB 2764 which would continue coverage for state employees provided under Kansas&... More...

CalABA Honors Autism Speaks' Lorri Unumb with Leadership in Advocacy Award

MORRO BAY, CA (February 22, 2012) -- The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) has named Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speak's vice president for state government affairs, as th... More...

Autism Speaks Commends Sen. Menendez for Insisting Autism Therapies Get Covered Under New Federal Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to insure that the states include behavioral health treatments for autism as they implement the Affordable C... More...

Autism Speaks, Disability Advocates Press Case for ABLE with Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2012) --  Autism Speaks joined with advocates from the nation’s other leading disability organizations today to make the case before Congress for ABLE—a bill that would allow familie... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Alabama Autism Insurance Reform Bills

NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for SB 283 and HB 345, which would bar large group health insurance plans in Alabama... More...

SB.2631 Voted Out of 2 Senate Committees

HONOLULU (Feb. 14, 2012)  -- The 2012 Hawaii autism insurance reform bill, SB.2631, was voted out of the Senate Health and Consumer Protection committees with amendments. The bill moves to the Senate Ways and Means Committee,... More...

Statehouse Rally Held for 2012 Senate Bill Expanding Coverage

DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 13, 2012) -- The Autism Society of Iowa Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual "Day on the Hill" at the State Capitol to help rally support for SF.2128, a newly introduced bill that would enable more fam... More...

'Lawmakers Push To Mandate Insurance Coverage For Autism:' Honolulu Star-Advertiser

HONOLULU (Feb. 12, 2012)I –  "A bill that would require health insurance companies to cover diagnosis and treatment for autism is poised for passage next week by t... More...

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