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January 02, 2014

TALLAHASSEE (January 2, 2014) -- Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Broward) is again championing legislation that would enable parents who believe their young child may have autism to visit specialists for a diagnosis without getting preauthorization from their insurance company.

December 12, 2013

The Debary, Fla., City Council has agreed to a resolution that will allow 3-year-old J.J. Hart to keep his pet chickens. The Hart family threatened legal action against the city in federal court for violating the Federal Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

November 10, 2013

MIAMI (November 10, 2013) -- A federal judge has ordered Florida's Medicaid program to immediately cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children with autism "to prevent irreversible harm to these children’s health and development." The Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case on behalf of the children.

February 01, 2013

 

MIAMI (February 1, 2013) -- A federal judge today granted Autism Speaks' request to file a supporting brief on behalf of the plaintiffs suing the state of Florida for denying ABA coverage under the state's Medicaid program.