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Northern Michigan launches first autism assessment and treatment clinic
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Northern Michigan launches first autism assessment and treatment clinic

Mt Pleasant, MI -- Central Michigan University (CMU) has just launched the first ever clinic for the assessment of autism.  in Northern Michigan. The program  received a grant from Michigan's Department of Community Health, which funded the entire project. ...
Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts
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Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), one of the first things mentioned when your child receives a diagnosis of Autism. The paediatrician may recommend it and you are sure to read glowing reports about it. The ultimate goal of ABA? To make your child indistingui...
Limitations Apparent in Applied Behavior Analysis Research
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Limitations Apparent in Applied Behavior Analysis Research

Editor's Note: We at Autism Daily Newscast were not surprised at the strong reaction to the recent BBC4 documentary ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ that aired earlier this week. We had been reviewing various conversations on ABA in Facebook groups and other ch...
ASkate Skateboarding Event for Children with Autism in Paris
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ASkate Skateboarding Event for Children with Autism in Paris

Music blared and families were everywhere with their children eagerly awaiting their turn to hop on a skateboard at the Askate skateboarding event at the Vans Showdown in Parc de la Vilette on August 31. After speaking  with founder Crys Worley, Autism News...
Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program
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Utah Provides Free ABA Therapy for Autism through Medicaid’s Pilot Program

The Utah Department of Health issued a notice on their website that parents of an autistic child between the ages of two and six could enroll the child in a pilot program by Medicaid. Referred to as the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver, this pilot program would tre...
Military families with autism may lose out on ABA therapies
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Military families with autism may lose out on ABA therapies

Virginia Beach,VA - Proposed changes to military healthcare system TRICARE going into effect October 20, has both parents and those who provide for children on the spectrum upset. Both claim that the changes will make the world renowned autism therapy, app...
Waitaki Autism Trust provides funding for parents to use ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).
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Waitaki Autism Trust provides funding for parents to use ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand - Waitaki Autism Trust was established in December last year by Yanina Vidal and Stephanie Peters. The Otago Daily Times reports that it was set up as a support network in the Oamaru area and a way to provide funding for parents to u...
More States Debate Insurance Mandates to Cover Autism Treatments – Update
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More States Debate Insurance Mandates to Cover Autism Treatments – Update

Raising a child with autism is expensive, and many families in the United States are still struggling to get by without any help from insurance companies. Several states are considering legislation that would require insurance to cover some therapies and treat...
Utah’s experimental autism “lottery” program hopes to be made permanent.
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Utah’s experimental autism “lottery” program hopes to be made permanent.

Utah, U.S - it is hoped that a bill will make Utah's experimental autism "lottery" program permanent. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the $2 million measure, HB88, would be able to continue the program in perpetuity and would provide 270 autistic children ...
More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 2
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More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 2

Raising a child with autism is expensive. The cost of therapies alone is staggering. Factor in the increased probability that your child will suffer from other, co-occurring medical issues, such as seizures or gastro-intestinal issues, and the costs continue t...