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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...

FEHB Readies ABA Coverage for 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2013) -- The Office of Personnel Management, which manages the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), has released information on insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) in... More...

Ava's Law Update: Fall Events Planned

ATLANTA (September 30, 2013) -- Autism Speaks is alerting Georgia advocates to a series of upcoming events to build support for Ava's Law, the autism insurance bill, when it comes before the legislature in early 2014.

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Oregon ABA Battle Resumes Before HERC

TUALITIN (September 17, 2013) -- Supporters and opponents of applied behavior analysis (ABA) presented their cases to a state commission which will advise the Oregon Health Plan whether it should cover the therapy for 400,000 low-... More...

UTC To Voluntarily Offer Autism Insurance Benefits

HARTFORD, CT (September 16, 2013) -- United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has alerted its employees that it will voluntarily start offering autism insurance benefits, including coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA), startin... More...

Feds Tell Ohio to Cover ABA Under 'Help Me Grow'

COLUMBUS (Sept. 13, 2013) -- The U.S. Department of Education has directed Ohio to provide ABA for children under age 3 through its federally supported "Help Me Grow" program, stepping into a dispute that is already... More...

New Law Prompts Oregon Tech To Expand ABA Courses

KLAMATH FALLS, OR (September 13, 2013) -- The Oregon Institute of Technology is expanding its graduate course offerings in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet the expected demand for more practitioners as the st... More...

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