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Lorri Unumb Addresses 2012 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Dinner held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC.
May 01, 2012

GREENVILLE (May 1, 2012) -- Lorri Unumb, JD, Autism Speaks' vice president for state government affairs, spoke about autism insurance reform and the need for employers with self-funded plans to voluntarily offer coverage as special guest speaker at the 2012 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards dinner at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

Unumb wrote South Carolina's groundbreaking 2007 "Ryan's Law" which has led 28 other states to enact autism insurance reform laws.

Lorri Unumb Addresses Hawaii Advocates on Autism Insurance Reform

February 07, 2012

HONOLULU (February 7, 2012)-- Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks Vice President of State Government Affairs, presented a talk entitled, "Autism Insurance Reform Across America and in Hawaii" at the State Capitol Auditorium tonight. Lorri discussed legislation that has passed in 29 states, as well as legislation that is pending in Hawaii, House Bill 2405 and Senate Bill 2631.

Senate Select Committee on Autism Convenes Informational Hearing on Insurance Coverage

July 13, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (July  13, 2011) – The California Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders, chaired by Senate President Darrell Steinberg, held a hearing today to hear expert testimony on autism insurance coverage and behavioral intervention therapy. Lorri Unumb, Esq., vice president for state government relations for Autism Speaks, addressed the impact of the new federal health care law on behavioral intervention therapy.

It's Time for New York to Pass Autism Insurance Reform

June 19, 2010

In the past three years, 20 states have passed laws requiring health insurance policies to cover individuals with autism and the treatments prescribed by doctors for autism. The New York legislature is on the verge of passing one of the broadest autism insurance reform bills in the nation, and yet some members of the autism community oppose the bill, largely because of its broadness. I write to offer some historical and legal perspective on a bill that embraces a broad approach to legislating.

Autism Policy Issues: An Interview With Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor & Counsel

April 29, 2010

(April 29, 2010) -- This week, Autism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Lorri Unumb, was interviewed by Stan Goldberg for his webcast Senior Dad: Autism Briefing Room. The interview focused on the issue of national autism insurance reform, but also touched on other policy issues affecting the autism community, including IDEA and the history of mental health parity law.