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Oregon To Order Sweeping ABA Coverage

SALEM, OR (August 14, 2014) -- Acting in response to a string of successful lawsuits against the insurance industry, an Oregon state agency announced today that it would prepare a directive requiring all private health insurers to... More...

Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage

PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism has been rejected in Oregon by a federal judge a... More...

Founding Member Of Legal Resource Center Joins Federal Bench

WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2014) -- The Senate has confirmed Philadelphia attorney, Cheryl Krause, a founding member of the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center, to... More...

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including be... More...

Student With Autism Gains Legal Win To Use Service Dog

(June 26, 2014) -- A New Jersey school district that barred a student with autism from bringing his service dog to classes and after-school activities has agreed to reverse its policy under a settlement reached with the U.S. ... More...

Premera, LifeWise Agree To Cover Autism Treatment In Washington

(May 19, 2014) -- Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington have agreed to settle three class action lawsuits by covering applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy for aut... More...

Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees

Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued over its blanket exclusion of insurance b... More...

Congress Examines Police Response To People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2014) -- A Senate Judiciary Committee panel took testimony today from experts in law enforcement and the disabilities community, including Autism Speaks, on the police response to emergencies involving pe... More...

Licensing Struck Down As Basis For ABA Denials in California

(April 25, 2014) -- Demanding that providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) hold a state license cannot be used to deny insurance coverage of medically necessary treatment for autism, a California appe... More...

Boeing Hit With Class Action Suit Over ABA Denials

(APRIL 20, 2014) -- Aerospace giant Boeing has been hit with a complaint in federal court by its Washington state employees who c... More...

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