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July 11, 2016

Autism Speaks issues statement in response to positive findings and need to overcome remaining barriers to care

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June 24, 2016

For 10 years, Autism Speaks has been working with families across the United States to convince state legislatures to require coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments, and to convince self-funded employers to voluntarily offer such coverage.

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March 11, 2016

The Oklahoma State House recently passed, HB 2962, autism insurance reform to prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism. The measure passed with overwhelming support, 76-20. The bill now heads to the State Senate.

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February 18, 2016

Advocates from across the state joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to push for HB2962 yesterday at the Capitol in Oklahoma City. The recently introduced legislation would require medically based care for individuals with autism Advocates will also be recognized in the House and Senate galleries for their efforts.

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February 09, 2016

Northern Trust has added autism benefits for employees participating in the company’s health plan, effective January 1, 2016.

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February 09, 2016

Autism Speaks advocates rallied in Des Moines this week to push for autism insurance reform. The February 4th rally was held in conjunction with Autism Society of Iowa's Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day with hundreds in attendance, including individuals with autism, their families and service providers.

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December 10, 2015

Through December 14th, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program can make changes in their health insurance coverage for 2016. The Federal health benefits open season offers families affected by autism an opportunity to review their coverage.

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