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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...

CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016

SACRAMENTO (September 6, 2013) -- The California Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill extending the state's autism insurance reform law, set to expire next summer, through 2016. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry ... More...

Autism Speaks Weighs In On Maryland Insurance Reform Plan

ANNAPOLIS (September 9, 2013) -- A Maryland proposal making clear that health insurers under existing state law must cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other autism therapies needs to be strengthened to maximize covera... More...

Oregon Governor, Advocates Celebrate Autism Insurance Reform

SALEM (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Governor John Kitzhaber conducted a bill-signing ceremony in his office today with the Oregon autism community to celebrate the enactment of legislation that made Oregon the 34th state to enact autism... More...

State Publishes Final Version of ABA Licensing Rules

ALBANY (August 15, 2013) -- The state Department of Financial Services has published its final emergency rule regarding licensure of practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The agency earlier this year was requiring ABA ... More...

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