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ABA Care for Military Kids Clears Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2012) -- The U.S. Senate today approved a new Department of Defense budget bill that includes an amendment improving ABA benefits for the 23,000 military families raising children with autism.

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ABA Care for Military Kids Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2012) -- The Senate today approved a bipartisan amendment  that would improve access to ABA care for the nation's 23,000 military kids with autism.

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Autism Speaks Endorses TRICARE Study Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2012) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed a bill sponsored by Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) that would require the Department of Defense to review TRICARE policy for the children of militar... More...

New TRICARE Policy Shortchanges Military Families

WASHINGTON, DC (August 28, 2012) -- An interim TRICARE policy change affecting ABA benefits for military families fails to provide the level of coverage that was ordered by a federal judge in a class action lawsuit in July.

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Federal Judge Rules for Military Families on ABA Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2012) -- A federal judge in Washington has handed military families a major victory in their pursuit of insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for their dependents by ... More...

Senate Armed Services Grills DoD on TRICARE Autism Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2012) -- A Senate Armed Services subcommittee sharply questioned representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD) today on why they offer limited autism insurance benefits to military families, particularly in light of... More...

'Lawmakers seek to expand Tricare autism therapy benefit:' Marine Corps Times

WASHINGTON (June 13, 2012)  -- Patricia Kime of MilitaryTimes.com reports on the House vote approving Rep. John Larson's amendment to upgrade TRICARE insurance benefits for autism t... More...

Autism Speaks Lauds Congressmen Larson, Jones on Introduction of ‘Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act’

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introdu... More...

Autism Speaks Issues FAQs on 'Larson Amendment'

NEW YORK (May 23, 2012)  -- Autism Speaks has developed a fact sheet with Frequently Asked Questions regarding the TRICARE autism benefits amendment sponsored by Rep. John Larson  (CT-1) that was approved last week by the U.S. House of R... More...

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