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California Declares Autism a 'Public Health Crisis'

SACRAMENTO (February 26, 2013) -- California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has declared autism a "public health crisis" and proposed ... More...

Court Accepts Autism Speaks' Brief in Florida Medicaid Case

 

MIAMI (February 1, 2013) -- A federal judge today granted Autism Speaks' request to file a supporting brief on behalf of the plainti... More...

Autism Speaks: New York ABA Rules 'Ignore' 2011 Reform Law

NEW YORK (January 28, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today issued the following statement in response to new emergency regulations issued by the New York Department of Financial Services regarding the licensure of ABA practitioners:... More...

Another Federal Court Victory for ABA

CINCINNATI (January 16, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Ohio to use its federal IDEA funding to provide ABA therapy for a two-year-old boy with autism.

Ruling against the Ohio Department of Health... More...

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...

Judge: SB.946 Can't Be Used to Deny ABA

CONCORD (January 3, 2013) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that a state-funded service agency cannot deny access to ABA by requiring that a family rely on its private insurance to pay the cost.

The case involved a s... More...

State Proposal Would Gut Insurance Reform Law

NEW YORK (November 21, 2012) -- The New York Department of Financial Services today published emergency regulations that... More...

Autism Speaks Monitoring Implementation of New Law

NEW YORK (Nov. 5, 2012) --  Autism Speaks is closely monitoring emergency regulations governing access to ABA that were issued last week by the New York Department of Financial Services, just hours before the autism insurance... More...

State Issues Consumer Guidance on New Insurance Law

SACRAMENTO (October 29, 2012) -- The California Department of Insurance has issued consumer guidance to help families understand the state's new autism insurance reform law that took effect in July.

The guidance ex... More...

State Fielding Complaints on Autism Insurance Denials

LANSING  (October 18, 2012) -- The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) will field complaints from consumers experiencing difficulty accessing benefits under the state's new autism insurance r... More...

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