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Another Federal Court Victory for ABA

January 16, 2013

CINCINNATI (January 16, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Ohio to use its federal IDEA funding to provide ABA therapy for a two-year-old boy with autism.

Ruling against the Ohio Department of Health and the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett rejected the state's argument that it was not required to cover ABA under the federal IDEA Part C program for children under the age of three.

Presidential Forum to Focus on Disability Issues

September 11, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH (September 11, 2012) -- A coalition of over 50 disability organizations, including Autism Speaks, is hosting a non-partisan September 28 National Forum on Disability Issues where the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates will have the opportunity to present their positions on disability issues and the public will be able to respond through a webcast.

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns have acknowledged the event; the level of their participation will be detailed closer to the event. 

Ruby Tuesday Promotion

Start Date: 
Tue, 2012-09-11 (All day)
End Date: 
Thu, 2012-09-13 (All day)

Participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants will give back 20% of the purchase to Autism Speaks on Sept. 11, 12 & 13. Print and present the attached flyer to receive credit. Bring family and friends to enjoy great food for a great cause!

Summary of 2010 Ohio Autism Insurance Reform Bill

House Bill 8 - Sponsored by Representative Ted Celeste (D-24) and Representative Nancy Garland (D-20)
October 08, 2010
  • Requires private health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
  • Coverage of treatments will be provided  when prescribed, provided, or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autism by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist who determines the care to be medically necessary
  • In order to receive coverage, treatment must be provided by or overseen by a liscensed, certified, or registered provider