California

LA Times: ABA 'Falling Through the Cracks' in Medi-Cal Transition

LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) -- The Los Angeles Times reported on the transition of 900,000 California children from the Healthy Families program into Medi-Cal which has led to a cutoff of applied behavior analysis (ABA) th... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes For California State Workers

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and Autism Deserves Equal Coverage have filed a friend-of-the-court ... More...

California Legislature, Brown Fail on Medi-Cal Agreement

SACRAMENTO (June 18 , 2013) -- The California Legislature and Governor Brown were unable to reach a funding agreement to continue autism therapies for 900,000 children who transitioned out of the Healt... More...

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.

The legislation is ... More...

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...

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