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Series of Workshops On New York Law Set Across the State

September 05, 2012

NEW YORK (Oct. 2, 2012) -- Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks' director of state government affairs, will familiarize parents, caregivers and professionals with New York's new autism insurance reform law at a series of workshops conducted across the state through December. The new law takes effect November 1.

Among the issues covered will be:

Cuomo Signs Proclamation Declaring April 'Autism Awareness Month'

April 14, 2012

ALBANY (April 14, 2012) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a proclamation declaring April Autism Awareness Month in New York. The proclamation notes the recent Centers for Disease Control study finding the prevalence of autism has risen to 1 in 88 American children, as well as the autism insurance reform law Cuomo signed last year that goes into operation this November.

Read the proclamation here.

Autism Speaks Hails Gov. Cuomo, N.Y. Legislature for Reaching Agreement on Landmark Autism Insurance Reform Bill

June 23, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 23, 2011) – Autism Speaks applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature for reaching final agreement on a bill that will require insurance companies to provide coverage of critical autism therapies for both children and adults. An amended bill (A.8512) reflecting the agreement was voted out of the Legislature today and will be sent to Governor Cuomo for his signature.