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New York became the 29th state to enact autism insurance reform on November 1, 2011.

Find your New York elected officials here.
Find autism resources for New York families here.

State Officials
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)
Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul(D)
New York Senate; New York Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D)
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
U.S. House of Representatives New York delegation

New york News

Thousands of New Yorkers ...

Services and supports for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities are currently in a state of transition.  It is critical that our community remain informed and engaged so that budget...

The New York State Assembly and Senate on Thursday passed A6516-2015, ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related...

Read below for recent news and updates about New York's housing and community living programs...

The state is developing plans to make...

NEW YORK (October 24, 2014) -- New York State has developed a new "People First Waiver...

NEW YORK (February 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld today urged New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio to address the problem of wandering by children with autism as he...

ALBANY (January 10, 2014) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill facilitating insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism by creating a...

ALBANY (August 15, 2013) -- The state Department of Financial Services has published its final emergency rule regarding licensure of practitioners of applied behavior analysis (...

ALBANY (July 31, 2013) -- After months of pressure from the state's autism community and Legislature, the Cuomo administration has dropped a regulatory requirement that has...

Helpful Links

  • FAQs on the 2011 New York autism insurance law
  • 2013 ABA licensure bills
    Track S.4862
    Track A.6963
  • A-8512 (final version)
  • ...

Bill History


June 5: A.6963 voted out of Assembly Codes; referred to Assembly Ways & Means; approved and referred to Assembly Rules Committee
May 30: S.4862 voted out of Senate Finance Committee
May 21: A.6963 voted out of Assembly Higher Education; referred to Assembly Codes Committee
May 20: S.4862 amended in Senate Finance Committee

May 16: A.6963 amended in Assembly Higher Education Committee
May 7: S.4862 voted out of Senate Higher Education Committee; sent to Senate Finance Committee

April 26: ABA licensure bills, S.4862 and A.6963, introduced in Senate and...