Raleigh – state Senate approves autism insurance bill

Raleigh – A bill has recently been approved by the state Senate that will help to insure that health insurance plans, that are regulated by the state, cover autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and associated therapy, adaptive behavior treatment. Unfortunately insurers will be allowed to cap the amount they pay for adaptive behavior treatment at $40,000 […]

Personal advocacy helps to create autism policy in Michigan

Michigan, Detroit – After years of legislative struggle to expand coverage for the care of children with autism in the state’s healthcare policy, advocates for better autism care in the state of Michigan found an ally in the person of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. Calley is one of the very few legislators who was willing […]

Mother supports passing of new autism insurance bill

Fort Collins, CO – A local mother is pleased with the government of Colorado’s decision to pass a proposed bill regarding the broadening of autism coverage insurance requirements. Cari Brown reveals that she expected a “massive fight” to occur as the proposed bill went through the general assembly during the last legislative session. However the […]

Mississippi Senate Approves Autism Bill

Jackson, Miss. — Despite strong opposition by Tea Party conservatives, Mississippi State Senate approved a new bill that would require insurance providers to cover treatments needed by children with autism. The state’s Senate Bill 2581 was approved with a 39-6 vote. The newly approved bill will require insurance coverage for children with autism ages two […]

Nigeria: President of Women Arise Urges to Pass Autism Bill Now

Nigeria – The Autism, Down Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities Bill was sponsored by Mr Jerry Alagbaoso in the wake of awareness campaigns on autism in 2011. The Star Online reports that the President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said that the bill which has had its second reading and has been assigned to […]

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 annual access to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). The bill would also require […]