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Five Autism Bills Head to Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO (May 24, 2013) -- Five bills designed to improve the operation of Regional Centers have been voted out of the state Senate Appropriations Committee and sent to the Senate floor.

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California Senate Approves 5-Year Extension on Autism Law

SACRAMENTO (May 16, 2013) -- The California Senate voted 36-0 to extend the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law, which is set to expire next year, until 2019. Sponsored by Seante President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, ... More...

Autism Speaks Joins Outcry Over Cutoff in ABA services

SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined with advocacy groups from acro... More...

Steinberg Extension Bill Advances in Senate

SACRAMENTO (May 2, 2013) -- The California Senate Health Committee voted unanimously to release  (S... More...

Steinberg Calls For New Medi-Cal Coverage

SACRAMENTO (April 18, 2013) -- Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he will work for coverage of behavioral health treatment under the Medi-Cal Managed Health Care program and reiterated his commitment to a five-year ex... More...

Lorri Unumb to Headline Cambridge Center April 22 Event

SAN JOSE (April 15, 2013) -- Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism, Speaks vice president for state government affairs, will be the keynote speaker at the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies' ... More...

California State Capitol Rally Set For April 17

SACRAMENTO (April 3, 2013) -- Autism and disability rights organizations fr... More...

Fiscal Analysis Finds No Measurable Cost Impact From SB.126

OAKLAND (March 26, 2013) -- The California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) has concluded that SB.126, a bill that would extend the state's autism insurance reform law another five years, would have no "measurable c... More...

California Judge Approves Sweeping New Rules on ABA

SACRAMENTO (March 12, 2013) -- A state judge has given the California Department of Insurance the go-ahead to institute ... More...

California Declares Autism a 'Public Health Crisis'

SACRAMENTO (February 26, 2013) -- California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has declared autism a "public health crisis" and proposed ... More...

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