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June 25, 2012

RICHMOND (June 25, 2012) -- The Virginia Board of Medicine voted last week on emergency regulations related to the state licensure of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, (BCaBAs.) Over the coming weeks, the proposed emergency regulations will proceed through executive reviews by the Attorney General's office, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Department of Mangement and Budget and finally the Governor.

July 18, 2012

RICHMOND (July 18, 2012) --   Autism Speaks and the Virginia Autism Project (VAP) responded today to the Virginia Board of Medicine’s emergency regulations for certifying therapists who provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and removing the latest roadblock to Virginia families gaining access to the autism treatment in public schools, community programs, and at home.

June 24, 2012

TRENTON (June 24, 2012) -- "When the state Supreme Court five years ago ordered New Jersey and its insurer to pay for intensive therapy for a 5-year-old boy with autism, other families thought their days of piling up debt to get their kids treatment were over." Read more here.

October 22, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 22, 2011) -- Autism Speaks presented an award to the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration for its successful implementation of the state's autism insurance reform law. The award was presented by Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks' vice president for state relations, during the 6th Annual Autism Law Summit held here. Read more...