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.
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.
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.
The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014:
MIAMI (September 23, 2013) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an order directing Florida to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) under its Medicaid program, rejecting claims the therapy is "experimental."
Florida became the 5th state to enact autism insurance reform on May 2, 2008
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.