Oregon

Great Turnout at the 6th Annual Oregon Walk Now for Autism Speaks

More than 600 attendees participated in the 6th Annual Oregon Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Alpenrose Dairy on a beautiful, sunny, and warm Sunday morning! We had an incredible turnout for a day that featured the Portland Timbers’ Timber Joe... More...

Oregon To Order Sweeping ABA Coverage

SALEM, OR (August 14, 2014) -- Acting in response to a string of successful lawsuits against the insurance industry, an Oregon state agency announced today that it would prepare a directive requiring all private health insurers to... More...

Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage

PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism has been rejected in Oregon by a federal judge a... More...

Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees

Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued over its blanket exclusion of insurance b... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses Bill For Oregon Public Employees

PORTLAND (January27, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed SB.1523 which would correct an oversight in Oregon's 2013 autism insurance reform l... More...

Oregon Suit Against Providence for ABA Denials Gets Boost

PORTLAND (January 3, 2014) -- A complaint filed in federal court here against Providence Health Plan for  denying claims for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism will move forward as a class action affectin... More...

Oregon ABA Battle Resumes Before HERC

TUALITIN (September 17, 2013) -- Supporters and opponents of applied behavior analysis (ABA) presented their cases to a state commission which will advise the Oregon Health Plan whether it should cover the therapy for 400,000 low-... More...

New Law Prompts Oregon Tech To Expand ABA Courses

KLAMATH FALLS, OR (September 13, 2013) -- The Oregon Institute of Technology is expanding its graduate course offerings in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet the expected demand for more practitioners as the st... More...

Oregon Governor, Advocates Celebrate Autism Insurance Reform

SALEM (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Governor John Kitzhaber conducted a bill-signing ceremony in his office today with the Oregon autism community to celebrate the enactment of legislation that made Oregon the 34th state to enact autism... More...

Welcome #34! Oregon Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALEM (August 14, 2013) -- Governor John Kitzhaber today signed SB.365 into law, making Oregon the 34th state to enact autism insurance reform by requiring coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

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