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WTOC Chronicles 'Ava's Mom'

LYONS (January 16, 2013) -- WTOC reports on Anna Bullard's campaign for autism insurance reform in Georgia.

After her daughter Ava, now 8, was diagnosed with autism, Bullard said she wanted to get the best treatment pos... More...

2013 'Day on the Hill' Set for Feb. 7

DES MOINES (January 16, 2013) -- Iowa's 2013 autism insurance reform campaign will kick off February 7 at the Autism Advocacy & Awareness "Day on the Hill" event at the Iowa State Capitol.

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Patrick Signs ABA Licensing Law

BOSTON (January 11, 2013) -- Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation establishing a state process to license and regulate ... More...

Kasich Signs Order Creating Autism Insurance Benefits

COLUMBUS (January 9, 2013) -- Governor John Kasich conducted a ceremonial signing of his December order requiring coverage of autism benefits in the state's new health care exchange beginning in 2014. Th... More...

'Ava's Mom' Urges Insurance Reform in New Video

LYONS (January 8, 2013) -- Lyons-area mom Anna Bullard has posted a YouTube video, "Ava's Story: Autism Insurance for Georgia," describing the plight of families such as hers trying to access insurance cover... 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...

New Autism Insurance Reform Law Takes Effect

ANCHORAGE (December 31, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News reported on SB.74, Alaska's autism insurance reform law, taking effect on January 1, 2013. Alaska became the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform last J... More...

Globe: 'Why can’t Harvard and BU employees get insurance coverage for autism therapies?'

BOSTON (December 22, 2012) -- Boston Globe health reporter Deborah Kotz notes how employers with self-funded health plans decline to offer ABA benefits because they are regulated under federal law, rather than ARICA.

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WDDE: 'New autism insurance law offers some some financial relief"

DOVER (December 11, 2012) -- Reporter Noelle Swan with Delaware's NPR affiliate, WDDE, explores how the state's new autism insurance reform law will affect families, focusing on the experiences of a Middletown second-grade... More...

Insurance Reform Law Takes Effect

DOVER (December 11, 2012) -- Delaware's new autism insurance reform law takes effect today, requiring autism coverage under all state-regulated plans issued or renewed starting today. Signed into law August 13, 2012 by Governo... More...

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