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House Approves Better Access to ABA For Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a new Defense budget which includes a requirement that TRICARE dramatically improve access to applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all mili... More...

ABA For Military Kids Bill Introduced In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2014) -- Bipartisan legislation that would require TRICARE to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all military children with developmental disabilities, including autism, at medically prescribed levels... More...

Gillibrand: Make Military Kids With Disabilities A Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) demanded answers yesterday from top military leaders on what is being done to improve access to behavioral therapy for military kids with a... More...

TRICARE Plans Major Revamp of ABA Services For Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2014) -- In a repor... More...

Military Families Ask Congress to Fix TRICARE

WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) -- Military families raising children with autism and Down syndrome today called on Congress to overhaul insurance coverage provided under TRICARE for applied behavior analysis (ABA) during Capitol H... More...

Military Kids Gain Easier Access to ABA, But Barriers Remain

WASHINGTON, DC (February 6, 2014) -- TRICARE, the military healthcare program, has eased onerous testing and assessment requirements for retiring service members to access applied behavior analysis (ABA) under its P... More...

Deal on Defense Bill Drops Kids With Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2013) -- An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senat... More...

Local Schools Told to Step Up Services for Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (August 28, 2013) -- In response to longstanding concerns raised by military families subject to frequent relocation, local school districts have been directed to provide special educat... More...

Autism Speaks Analyzes Military's New ABA Policies

(July 31 Update: Autism Speaks has received copies of letters issued by TRICARE to its regional contractors confirming in writing that there will no changes in ABA coverage under the ECHO Autism Demonstration ... More...

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