Nebraska should pay for treatments needed by children with ASD, says judge

Lancaster County, Neb. — A Lancaster County judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Nebraska must pay for the treatments needed by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are Medicaid-eligible. District Judge John Colborn decided in his 19-page order that the Nebraskan Department of Health and Human Services violated federal law through a policy […]

Central Michigan University opens new Autism Assessment Clinic

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-  has introduced a new Central Autism Assessment and Treatment Clinic . This clinic is only one of eight in Michigan and is the farthest north. This new clinic will provide a valuable asset in having children in the Northern part of Michigan assessed, diagnosed and treated. Autism is the fastest growing developmental […]

Khushi Centre in Borivali, India provides autism therapy

Khushi Pediatric Therapy Centre, Borivali, India – Founder, Dr. Reena Singh. The Centre providestherapy for children who have cerebral palsy, autism and learning disabilities and helps them to develop motor and verbal skills Speaking to Bernita Fenando from the Free Press Journal, Dr Singh said: “I wanted to bring happiness to their lives; not just […]

Autistic Boy in DeBary, Florida no Longer allowed to keep chickens at family home

DeBary, Florida – J.J. Hart, 3 from DeBary, Florida and his family have been told by the local City Council members that they will no longer be able to keep chickens at their family home. J.J. has three chickens that he likes to chase round in the family’s back yard and whom he fondly calls, […]

Proposed bill for autism treatment coverage through insurance plans expanded

Pierre, SD – The parents of children with ASD have helped to expand a bill that would result in an increase of coverage for specific behavioural therapy treatments offered throughout the state. On Wednesday, the House of State Affairs Committee voted to approve the amendment which would ultimately mandate the coverage, resulting in a 30% […]

Dr James Morton autism activist receives Order of Australia honour w/video

Queensland, Australia – The doctor responsible for creating the World’s Greatest Shave is now being recognized for his work in autism treatment and therapy. Dr Morton founded the Autism and Early Intervention Outcomes Unit Foundation (AEIOU) in 2005 after his son Andrew was diagnosed with the disorder. Dr Morton and his wife Louise chose to […]

Renowned doctor sanctioned for controversial autism case

Chicago — A renowned doctor from Naperville has been sanctioned by the state for allegedly subjecting two children with autism to dangerous and unwarranted therapies. Dr. Anjum Usman, who became well known for providing alternative treatments to children with autism has been charged, and later on agreed to settle a $10,000 fine after a consent […]

Thousands of children and young people have no access to autism services

Hartford, CT – Medicaid services will soon be extended to cover home-based autism intervention treatment for individuals under the age of 21. The State Department of Social Services is currently in the process of developing a comprehensive plan which will be presented to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council for recommendation by mid-December. Currently experts […]

Settlement reached in autism therapy suit against Regence BlueShield

Washington State – The families of  children with autism have won a class action suit against Regence BlueShield, a state health insurance company that had been refusing to cover the cost of an expensive behavioural therapy for those under their plan. Parents had brought the company to court following its refusal to pay for Applied […]