Archived | Autism Speaks: Combating Autism Act Funding Jeopardized | Circa November 15, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Combating Autism Act Funding Jeopardized On Thursday, November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to sustain President Bush's veto of the fiscal year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill. This legislation contains the actual funding for the provisions of the Combating Autism Act, the critical legislation passed last year that authorized needed …

Archived | Autism Speaks: National Public Radio Covers New Jersey Autism Case | Circa September 26, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

National Public Radio Covers New Jersey Autism Case On Sept. 26, the National Public Radio program "Morning Edition" broadcast a story about Jake Micheletti, a New Jersey boy whose parents succesfully sued their insurance company to force the insurer to cover Jake's therapy. The case eventually reached the New Jersey Supreme Court, which decided in …

Archived | Autism Speaks Announces Multi-State Insurance Legislation Campaign  | Circa December 27, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #LegislationWithoutRepresentation

State Issues Autism Speaks Announces Multi-State Insurance Legislation Campaign  Florida, California, Michigan and Pennsylvania are Key Battlegrounds in Effort to Change Insurance Laws and Require Coverage of Medically Necessary Services PALM BEACH, FL (December 27, 2007) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, will undertake a multi-state initiative to pass insurance coverage provisions for …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Texas Governor Signs Autism Insurance Bill Into Law | Circa June 15, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #LegislationWithoutRepresentation

June 15, 2007 Texas Governor Signs Autism Insurance Bill Into Law On June 15, 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed legislation mandating improved insurance coverage for children with autism. This marks the second state insurance bill enacted this month, following the signing of similar legislation in South Carolina.  The bill, passed by the Texas legislature …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Prepared Statement of Senator Richard J. Durbin | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

PREPARED STATEMENTSenator Durbin. A few miles away from you live---- Mrs. Colston. I can't move there.Senator Durbin [continuing]. The schools cannot provide the basic care that these children need. I think, I want to salute again my chairman, it sounds like I'm doing my best to get on his good side, but he had been …

Archived | United States Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Opening Statement by Senator Arlen Specter | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER Senator Specter. Thank you, Senator Harkin, for convening this very important hearing on this very debilitating disorder. We have seen a significant increase in the funding by the National Institute of Health for autism research from $27 million in 1998, to the current funding of $108 million. CDC funding …

The Parent-Led “Autism Revolution” Is All About ABA | #BanABA #StopTheShock

https://youtu.be/c1tXAaKTjvQ Is The Parent-Led “Autism Revolution” For Real? Since When Did “Autism Advocacy” (Not The Same As Autistic Advocacy) Not Have Complete Influence On Legislation For Autistics In The United States?  I’m not sure where I first saw the term “parent-led autism revolution” this past couple of days, maybe weeks now … but it’s stuck …