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Calls to Action


February 19, 2016

Thousands of New Yorkers with autism currently depend on Home and Community Based Services to survive and thrive in their communities and the state will soon submit their renewal application for these services to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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.

July 07, 2015

In a major legal victory for Nebraska families, a state court judge, John Colborn, has ruled that Nebraska is obligated to cover medically necessary treatments for children affected with autism. An estimated one-third of all children with autism receive primary coverage through Medicaid.

November 03, 2014

State responds to new federal regulations

October 29, 2014

Review finds need for improvement in access to services

October 24, 2014

Public asked to weigh in on compliance with new federal rules