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Sen. Menendez, Autism Speaks' Peter Bell Discuss CDC Study During Nutley Visit

April 06, 2012

NUTLEY (April 6, 2012) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said the recent autism prevalence study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was an "eyeopener," noting that the numbers for New Jersey were even higher at 1 in 49 and 1 in 29 boys. Autism Speaks Executive Vice President for Programs and Services Peter Bell called for a  national plan to address autism and urged Menendez to rally Congress against any cuts to federal funding.

Autism Speaks Joins The New Jersey Autism Community In Applauding State Legislature For Passing Autism Insurance Legislation

June 25, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2009) -- Autism Speaks today joined New Jersey families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the state Legislature for passing the autism insurance reform bill, (S-1651/A-2238), which requires insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. The bill now heads to Governor Jon Corzine’s desk for signature into law.

Autism Speaks Joins the New Jersey Autism Community In Applauding State Senate Passage Of Autism Insurance Reform Legislation

June 18, 2009

TRENTON, NJ (June 18, 2009) – Autism Speaks today joined New Jersey families, Autism New Jersey, and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State Senate for passing S-1651, which requires insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. The bill passed the New Jersey Senate today in a vote of 35-0 and now heads back to the State Assembly for concurrence.

Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright Testifies At New Jersey Legislature Hearing In Support Of Autism Insurance Reform Bill

May 18, 2009

TRENTON, NJ (May 18, 2009) -- Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright today testified before the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee alongside Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., parents of children with autism and other autism advocates in support of the state’'s autism insurance reform bill.

Autism Insurance Bill Moving Forward in New Jersey

June 06, 2008

Trenton, NJ (June 6, 2008) -- New Jersey has become the latest state to address autism insurance reform legislation in its statehouse.  Assembly bill 2238 and Senate Bill 1651 will include coverage for therapies such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and evidence-based behavioral interventions, including applied behavioral analysis and other evidence-based, medically necessary treatments.