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New York

August 15, 2013

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 practitioners to obtain a state license to practice in New York, but has dropped that requirement by accepting certification through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

July 31, 2013

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 for applied behavior analysis (ABA) they were promised under New York's 2011 autism insurance reform law.

June 17, 2013

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 ABA care as promised under the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law. The bill goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his consideration. 

May 29, 2013

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 encountered accessing insurance coverage for ABA treatment.

State-Regulated Health Plans

New York became the 29th state to enact autism insurance reform on November 1, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The New York Health Benefit Exchange was created through Executive Order in April 2012

March 04, 2013

NEW YORK (March 4, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today reported it is making progress with high-level Cuomo administration officials and legislative leaders in resolving a bureaucratic dispute which has limited access to ABA services provided under New York's autism insurance reform law which took effect last November.