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Florida Appeals Federal Order to Cover ABA Under Medicaid

MIAMI (January 7, 2013) -- The state of Florida is appealing a 2012 federal court order that it cover ABA for children with autism under Medicaid, arguing it should have the right to make the determination on a case-by-ca... 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...

Ruby Tuesday Promotion

Participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants will give back 20% of the purchase to Autism Speaks on Sept. 11, 12 & 13. Print and present the attached flyer to receive credit. Bring family and friends to enjoy great food for a great cause!

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Autism Speaks Hails Ruling by Federal Judge Ordering Medicaid Coverage of ABA Treatment in Florida

NEW YORK, NY (March 26, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization and the leading voice on autism insurance reform, today hailed Friday'’s deci... More...

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Honored for Commitment to Autism Awareness

CORAL GABLES, FL (October 14, 2011) -- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was honored at a "Puzzle Pieces of Our Community" event in recognition of his exemplary leadership and commitment to the autism community. Senato... More...

Florida Governor Crist Appoints Autism Speaks' Elizabeth Emken to the Developmental Disabilities Compact Workgroup

(Tallahassee, FL) August 15, 2008 --  Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced the appointment of Elizabeth Emken, Autism Speaks Vice President of Government Relations, to the Developmental Disabilities Compact Workgroup... More...

FAQs on Florida's Autism Insurance Reform Law:

1. What does the Florida Autism Legislation (Senate Bill Number 2654) do? There are three major components of the Florida Autism Legislation, each with an important function:

(1) Medicaid Waiver: Authorizes the Agenc... More...

Update on Florida House Bill 1291

(Tallahassee, FL - April 9, 2008)  Last night, Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio's Select Committee on Autism And Developmental Disorders held its first meeting.  Several state officials and academics testified about... More...

Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio Announces the Creation of the House Select Committee on Autism and Developmental Disorders

(Tallahassee, FL - April 4, 2008)  Today Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio announced the creation of a special committee, the House Select Committee on Autism and Developmental Disorders... More...

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