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NC Families Demand Better Autism Insurance At Capital Rally

RALEIGH, NC (July 15, 2014) -- With time running short in the current legislative session, families from around North Carolina rallied at the Capitol today to demand the state Senate consider an autism insurance reform bill alread... More...

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including be... More...

Poll: 82% Support In North Carolina For Autism Insurance Bill

Raleigh, NC (July 3, 2014) – North Carolinians overwhelmingly support insurance coverage for autism, according to a survey conducted by the conservative polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies.  Legislati... More...

Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges

SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California's state budget negotiations. But the Department of... More...

USVI Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

(May 20, 2014) -- U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John P. deJongh has signed an autism insurance reform bill into law, enabling the U.S. Territory to join 37 states and the District of Columbia which have enacted ... More...

ABA For Military Kids Bill Introduced In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2014) -- Bipartisan legislation that would require TRICARE to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all military children with developmental disabilities, including autism, at medically prescribed levels... More...

Gillibrand: Make Military Kids With Disabilities A Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) demanded answers yesterday from top military leaders on what is being done to improve access to behavioral therapy for military kids with a... More...

#37: Maryland Finalizes Autism Insurance Reform

ANNAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley today signed a professional licensing bill for behavior analysts, the final step in Maryland's multi-year effort to require insurance coverage of medically necessary aut... More...

Maine Lawmakers Say 'Yes' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (May 1, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that will expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance law from age 5 through age 10. The new law... More...

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