Advocacy

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...

Qualcomm Responds to Employees, Adds ABA Insurance Benefits

SAN DIEGO (December 11, 2013) -- Qualcomm, a wireless technology services firm, will introduce coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism in its employee health plan in 2014. (The Qualcomm announcement came as ... More...

Deal on Defense Bill Drops Kids With Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2013) -- An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senat... More...

Ask An Expert: Autism and the ACA

Autism Speaks recognizes that people across the country – both inside and outside the... More...

MD Insurance Reform Delayed Until 2014

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2013) -- New regulations that would have brought autism insurance coverage to Maryland in 2014 will instead be reproposed in January, the Maryland Insurance Administration has announced.

... More...

Federal Judge Approves $2.4 Million Settlement Against Cigna

PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.4 million class action lawsuit brought against Cigna for improperly denying coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) fo... More...

Syndicate content