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Microsoft: Innovating in Response to Autism

REDMOND, WA (January 16, 2014) -- Since its founding in 1975, Microsoft has been associated with dramatic innovations in computer software and devices that have fundamentally reshaped how the world works, plays and communicates. L... More...

The ACA, Autism and 'Habilitative' Care

WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) -- With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now well underway, Kaiser Health News (KHN) has found many families caring for children with disabilities, including autism, struggling to... 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...

Federal Judge to Florida Medicaid: Cover ABA Now

MIAMI (November 10, 2013) -- A federal judge has ordered Florida's Medicaid program to immediately cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children with autism "to prevent irreversible harm to these ... More...

AmEx Adds Autism Benefits to 2014 Employee Health Plan

NEW YORK (November 7, 2013) -- American Express has announced it will voluntarily introduce coverage for autism-related treatments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), in its 2014 employee health benefits plan. The ann... More...

Autism Coverage For Federal Employees Makes Advances

WASHINGTON, DC (November 8, 2013) -- More insurance carriers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) will provide autism benefits in 2014, including the first carrier serving most o... More...

CA Insurance Law Extended Through 2016

SACRAMENTO (October 10, 2013) -- California's 2011 autism insurance law, which was scheduled to expire next summer, has been extended through 2016 under legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown also signed ... More...

Major Overhaul Urged for Medical Care for Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Association, Easter Seals and other major advocacy groups in their appeal for TRICARE to overhaul its pe... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes for PA Child Denied ABA

HARRISBURG, PA (October 4, 2013) -- A Pennsylvania court's ruling that families have no right to appeal adverse decisions on insurance claims - but insurance companies do, is "absurd and intolerable" and should ... More...

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