New York

Autism Speaks Urges DeBlasio To Address Wandering In Schools

NEW YORK (February 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld today urged New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio to address the problem of wandering by children with autism as he prepares his first budget.

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Cuomo Enacts NY ABA Licensing Law

ALBANY (January 10, 2014) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill facilitating insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism by creating a state licensing procedure for practitioners. The new ... More...

FBI Takes Over Avonte Oquendo Search Says Brother

It has been more than two months since Avonte Oquendo, ... More...

FEHB and New York

The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014:

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"Go Long for Luke" in East Hills, N.Y. a Big Success

Over 300 people attended "Go Long For Luke," a flag football fundraiser in East Hills, N.Y., on September 29th. The day raised over $5,000 for Autism Speaks and was such a success that its organizers plan to make it an annual event. ... More...

NYC Autism Programs at Government Center Halted by Shutdown

Aviator Sports and Events Center in Broo... More...

State Publishes Final Version of ABA Licensing Rules

ALBANY (August 15, 2013) -- The state Department of Financial Services has published its final emergency rule regarding licensure of practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The agency earlier this year was requiring ABA ... More...

NY Clears Roadblock to ABA Insurance Coverage

ALBANY (July 31, 2013) -- After months of pressure from the state's autism community and Legislature, the Cuomo administration has dropped a regulatory requirement that has blocked families from gaining the insurance coverage ... More...

NY Legislature Removes Hurdle to ABA Coverage

ALBANY (June 17, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) today commended the New York Legislature for voting to eliminate a hurdle that has kept families from accessing AB... More...

NY ABA Licensure Bills Win Autism Speaks' Support

ALBANY (May 29, 2013) -- Autism Speaks announced today that it is working with two of its New York champions, Assemblyman Joseph Morelle and Senator Chuck Fuschillo, on legislation that would end delays families have encounte... More...

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