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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...

Steinberg Proposes Five-Year Extension on ABA Coverage

SACRAMENTO (Jan. 23, 2013) -- Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has introduced a bill (S-126) to extend Californi... More...

Judge: SB.946 Can't Be Used to Deny ABA

CONCORD (January 3, 2013) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that a state-funded service agency cannot deny access to ABA by requiring that a family rely on its private insurance to pay the cost.

The case involved a s... More...

State Issues Consumer Guidance on New Insurance Law

SACRAMENTO (October 29, 2012) -- The California Department of Insurance has issued consumer guidance to help families understand the state's new autism insurance reform law that took effect in July.

The guidance ex... More...

California Includes Autism Benefits in Health Care Reform Plan

SACRAMENTO (October 2, 2012) -- Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that incorporates autism insurance benefits, including ABA coverage, as part of California's "... More...

Autism Speaks Issues Request for Applications for First Family Service Chapter Grants

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 12, 2012) – In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today issued a request for applications fo... More...

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Order on Autism, Mental Health Parity

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2012) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that California health plans must cover all medically necessary treatment for mental disorders as they do for physical illnesses under the state's Mental Heal... More...

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