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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...

AETNA Hit With Record Fine for Denying Autism Coverage

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (September 27, 2012) -- The state of Missouri has ... More...

New ABA Licensing Rules Finalized

RICHMOND (September 19, 2012) --The Virginia Board of Medicine has finalized emergency regulations for licensing ABA providers, removing a hurdle for Virginia families trying to access ABA care as a result of last year's autis... More...

Autism Law Summit Highlights Latest Advances in Insurance Reform

WASHINGTON, DC (September 10, 2012) -- Autism Speaks honored the nation's top state-level advocates and highlighted the latest advances in autism insurance reform during the 7th annual Autism Law Summit.

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West Virginia Psychology Board Withdraws Controversial ABA Proposal

NEW YORK (September 29, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists for acting in the best interests of th... More...

Virginia Board of Medicine Issues Emergency BCBA Regulations

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, (BCaBA... More...

Autism Speaks, VAP Respond to New ABA Regulations

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 Ana... More...

'N.J. insurers flout the law on autism, advocates contend:' NJ.Com

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 ... More...

Autism Speaks Presents National Award to Missouri DIFP

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 insuran... More...

New Study Finds Autism Insurance, Mental Health Parity Laws Helping Fa

NEW YORK – Autism Speaks hailed the release of a new study that documents the cost savings for autism therapies for families who live in states with autism insurance reform or mental health parity laws. ... More...

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