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January 27, 2014

After two years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday it has dropped its investigation into Apache ASL Trails, an award-winning residential community for the deaf. HUD had previously argued that the residential community violated civil rights law by showing a preference for the deaf and hard of hearing.

January 03, 2014

PORTLAND (January 3, 2014) -- A complaint filed in federal court here against Providence Health Plan for  denying claims for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism will move forward as a class action affecting all Providence policyholders in Oregon.

December 11, 2013

COVINGTON, KY (December 11, 2013) -- A Toyota worker has sued the car manufacturer for denying insurance claims for his children's hospital treatment for autism on the basis that it was "educational." The complaint was filed just months after GM and Chrysler began voluntarily offering their employees insurance coverage for the treatment, applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Interacting With The Juvenile Justice System

The Ohio State Bar Foundation has produced a series of three videos to help guide parents, teachers and court personnel on cases involving children with developmental disabilities when they interact with the juvenile justice system. Learn more here.









October 04, 2013

HARRISBURG, PA (October 4, 2013) -- A Pennsylvania court's ruling that families have no right to appeal adverse decisions on insurance claims - but insurance companies do, is "absurd and intolerable" and should be reversed, Autism Speaks has argued in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.