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California Cracks Down On Autism Insurance Denials

(April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying coverage for behavioral health treatments, su... More...

MO Regulator: Autism Insurance Reform Works

(March 21, 2014) -- Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff said over 3,000 individuals accessed autism-related treatment in 2013 because of the state's autism insurance reform law, a 22 percent increase over 2012. ... More...

Victory in Arizona for the Disability Community

After two years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ... More...

Washington State Kids Win Again In Federal Court

SEATTLE (January 27, 2014) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Regence BlueCross to stop denying claims for speech and occupational therapy for children with autism after the age of six.

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Oregon Suit Against Providence for ABA Denials Gets Boost

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 affectin... More...

Anthony Starego Makes History as Team Wins State Football Title

Last week, Anthony Starego, a Brick, N.J. high school varsity p... More...

Toyota Worker Sues Over ABA Denial for 3 Kids with Autism

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 c... More...

Federal Judge Approves $2.4 Million Settlement Against Cigna

PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.4 million class action lawsuit brought against Cigna for improperly denying coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) fo... More...

Autism Legal Resources

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 i... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes for PA Child Denied ABA

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 ... More...

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