autism insurance reform

ABA And Licensing: Why It Matters For Your Insurance

The implementation of autism insurance laws has been frustrated at times by demands that practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA) gain a state license before their services can qualify for reimbursement -- even in states that... More...

When The Money Runs Out

Jennifer Sheridan, or "Mom to Charlie," is our grassroots advocacy chair for Tennessee and helping to lead the fight in the Legislature for insurance coverage for medically necessary autism treatments. She explains why she is wo... More...

Tate Reeves and Videt Carmichael, Can You Be My Heroes?

Jasper Hood is the son of Quess Hood, a special education teacher from Ripley, Mississippi, who has led the charge for better autism insurance coverage in his state legislature. In this blog, he urges Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and ... More...

Paying Premiums For No Coverage

Jon Owen, the president of the Utah Autism Coalition, was asked whether he wanted his son Ben at age three to receive an autism diagnosis. You won't have insurance coverage here, ... More...

The Cost Of No Insurance: Your Home

Andrea Griggs of Murray, Utah is the mother of four children including two sons with autism. Even though Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation (1 in 47), it remains one of only 16 states yet to require health insurers to... More...

On The Road: Targeting States

As Charlie Daniels would say, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”  Notwithstanding that my own home state of South Carolina was an early leader in autism insurance reform, several Southern states are still lacking insurance cov... More...

On the Road: High Gear for 2014

Approximately three dozen state legislatures go into session this month, so the Autism Speaks Advocacy Team is in high gear!  As such, it’s time to resume our “On the Road to Autism Insurance Reform” blog, to keep you up to ... More...

On the Road: Across the pond

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is her ongoing series "On The Road For Autism Reform".... More...

On the Road: You never know who you will meet

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is her ongoing series "On The Road For Autism Reform".... More...

Putting The 'U' in Advocacy

Michelle Todd is President of the University of Minnesota Autism Speaks U chapter and has a 17-year-old brother on the autism spectrum. Last spring, she participated in a webinar covering Autism Speaks’ mission, including Advocacy. ... More...

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