Washington State

Premera, LifeWise Agree To Cover Autism Treatment In Washington

(May 19, 2014) -- Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington have agreed to settle three class action lawsuits by covering applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy for aut... More...

Super Bowl Champ Seahawks Tackle Autism Causes

(May 5, 2014) -- Led by their General Manager, John Schneider and his wife Traci, the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have spent much of the off-season serving the Washington state autism community. Schneider's 12-year-ol... More...

Federal Judge Issues Key Ruling on Mental Health Parity

NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2012) – – Autism Speaks hailed a federal court ruling that a Washington health plan’s refusal to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech, occupational, physical and other neurodevelopmental therapie... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses 2011 Washington Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 5059, also known as “Shayan'’s Law,” the autism insurance reform bill. T... More...

Autism Insurance Bill Introduced in Washington State

Olympia, WA (January 19, 2009) – Last week, an autism insurance reform bill has been introduced in the Washington State legislature.

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