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October 06, 2015

U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Autism Caucus, authored a bipartisan, multi-member letter last week urging the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to reconsider their draft recommendations on universal autism screenings.

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October 05, 2015

The Michigan legislature has unanimously passed legislation that establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program for disability-related expenses in the state. The legislation now heads to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature.

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September 29, 2015

The North Carolina General Assembly has approved legislation to require certain health plans to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism and now heads to Governor McCrory’s desk. S.676 was sponsored by Senators Tom Apodaca and Joyce Krawiec. When signed, the bill will become effective July 1, 2016.

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September 22, 2015

Voting is a fundamental right shared by all Americans. Up until the 1970s with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many individuals with disabilities were excluded from the voting process, a cornerstone of American democracy.

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September 15, 2015

Earlier this month a federal lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against CareSource, one of the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organizations, for refusing to cover medically necessary applied behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism.

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September 14, 2015

The California State Legislature has unanimously passed legislation that establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program for disability-related expenses in the state. The legislation now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.

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September 09, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a new guide detailing rules for air carriers accommodating families and individuals with autism. The Air Carrier Access Act details rules for airline accommodations and protects individuals with disabilities in air travel.

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