Westminster College, Salt Lake City – organises autism family fun day

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah – Families with ties to those with autism spectrum disorders were invited to the college for an annual event put on by students from the college. The event helps both students learn while providing a day of fun for families. Fox 13 News reported that students put on the […]

Utah Clinic to offer resources for Autism

Utah, USA – Utah has the highest percentage of Autism diagnosis in America, and the University of Utah has just unveiled a new clinic that will offer tailored therapies for children and adults with a diagnosis. The ASD Clinic will centre on behavioural therapies and will work with parents and the community to enhance the […]

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 treat about three hundred children through Applied Behavior Analysis […]

Utah Valley University to open an autism center – w/video

Orem, Utah — As a state with the second-highest number of autism diagnosis in the U.S., Utah is in bad need of resources that would help cater to the needs of the growing number of children with autism. At its current rank, one out of 54 children in Utah is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder […]

Julie Jensen’s ‘Mockingbird,’ a new play on autism

Weber State University, Utah – will be showcasing Julie Jensen’s ‘Mockingbird,’ a new play on autism Utah playwright Julie Jensen received a phone call from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., asking her to adapt Kathryn Erskine’s “Mockingbird” for its ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ She then received a second call from Tracy Callahan, theater professor […]

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 treatments for children with autism. Here are the latest updates Kansas A bill that would […]

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 […]

More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 1

Current treatments for autism, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), are costly and time-intensive, and there is no guarantee that they will be covered under Obamacare. The federal government declined to institute a national standard for the coverage of autism treatment until 2016, so for now, the decision remains with the individual states. As of October […]