Alaska

Legislature Completes Action on SB.74, Sends Bill to Governor Parnell

JUNEAU (April 16, 2012) -- The Alaska Legislature last night completed action on SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature. With time running out in the current legislative ses... More...

Juneau Empire: 'Autism families fight for coverage'

JUNEAU (April 13, 2012) -- "Tearful pleas haven’t been enough to move a bill requiring some autism coverage under insurance plans, but supporters spent the day in the Capitol making a final effort." Read the full s... More...

KTUU-2: 'Autism Insurance Bill Suffers Legislative Setback'

ANCHORAGE -- NBC affiliate, KTUU, reported on the refusal of Rep. Wes Keller, as chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, to allow a vote on SB.74 during a hearing yesterday in Juneau. Five of the seven committee m... More...

CBS, NBC Affiliates Report on Legislative Campaign for Autism Insurance Reform

ANCHORAGE-- CBS affiliate KTVA reported on SB.74 and Bree Ann Davis, whose six-year-old son, Steven, has been diagnosed with autism.

 

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Autism Speaks Endorses Alaska Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (January 27, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 74, the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require privat... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Alaska Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (January 27, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for House Bill 79, the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require private health in... More...

Treating Autism Early Will Save Us Special Ed Funds Later

ANCHORAGE (April 9, 2010) -- "April is Autism Awareness Month, and this year the Legislature has the chance to meaningfully support autistic children and their families. There are many hardships and burdens faced by the paren... More...

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Attends 2009 Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism in Westchester

Purchase, NY (June 7, 2009) -- Walkers at the 2009 Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now for Autism today were joined by special guest, Alaska Governor and former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. ... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Alaska 2009 Autism Insurance Reform Bill

Juneau, AK (March 19, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for House Bill 187, also known as the autism insurance reform bill. The legislation would require p... More...

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