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#35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2014) -- -- Gov. Gary Herbert today signed legislation making Utah the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. Utah has one of the nation's highest rates of prevalence for autism at 1 in 54, or ab... More...

Salt Lake Trib Hosts Live Chat On Utah Autism Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 3, 2014) -- The Salt Lake Tribune conducted a live webchat on two autism insurance bills before the Legislatu... More...

Autism Insurance Bill Clears Utah Senate, Moves To House

SALT LAKE CITY  (February 28, 2014)  -- The Utah Senate has approved SB.57, the furthest an autism insurance reform bill has progressed in the state Legislature since efforts began in 2009. Utah has the highest... More...

Utah Insurance Bill Heads to Senate Floor

SALT LAKE CITY (February 14, 2014) -- The 2014 Utah autism insurance reform bill is headed to the Senate floor following passage today by the Senate Business and Labor Committee on a 6-1 vote. Utah has the highest prevalence of au... More...

2014 Utah Autism Insurance Reform Bill Introduced

SALT LAKE CITY (February 6, 2014) -- Autism Speaks today formally endorsed SB.57, the latest piece of le... More...

Salt Lake Mayor Proposes Utah's First Autism Coverage

SALT LAKE CITY (November 5, 2013) -- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams yesterday unveiled his proposal to extend autism insurance benefits to county employees. If approved as part of the county's 2014 budget proposal, the aut... More...

Utah Mom, Rental Complex Spar Over 'Noisy' Child With Autism

SALT LAKE CITY (October 31, 2013) --- A Salt Lake City TV station has come to the rescue of a single mom living in an apartment complex who was threatened with repeated eviction notices due to her son with autism.

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Utah ABA Pilot Program Draws Mixed Reviews

SALT LAKE CITY (July 21, 2013) -- In a series of interviews with Utah parents, The Salt Lake Tribune has found mixed reviews for the state's autism treatment pilot program. The Legislature created the Medicai... More...

Utah Adds Another 35 Slots in ABA Lottery Program

SALT LAKE CITY (June 18, 2013) -- The state of Utah, which has the highest autism rate in the nation, will add 35 slots to a Medicaid-funded ABA program offered through a lottery, according to ... More...

Autism Speaks Volunteer Named New State Prison Director

SALT LAKE CITY (June 12, 2013) -- Autism Speaks volunteer Rollin Cook has been named Utah's new director of the Department of Corrections. The oldest of his four children has autism.

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