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January 03, 2013

ANCHORAGE (December 31, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News reported on SB.74, Alaska's autism insurance reform law, taking effect on January 1, 2013. Alaska became the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform last June.

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November 05, 2012

CLEVELAND (Nov. 5, 2012) -- Cleveland's NPR affiliate, WVIZ, examined Ohio's newly introduced autism insurance reform bills on its "The Sound of Ideas" program. The show featured Lorri Unumb, (right) Autism Speaks' vice president for state government affairs; House co-sponsor Rep. Nickie J.

UPDATE: Massachusetts, Nevada Move on ABA Coverage; Deadline Extended to Dec. 14
November 14, 2012

NEW YORK (November 16, 2012) -- The states are creating a patchwork of available autism benefits as they begin implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) due to poor guidance from the federal government, according to an ongoing analysis by Autism Speaks.

September 30, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY (September 30, 2012) -- In its lead story, The Salt Lake Tribune explored the plight of parents across Utah who have been forced to surrender their children with autism into the state's child welfare system due to the lack of autism insurance coverage.