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Autism, Insurance, and ABA in Virginia

Date: 3/26/2013, 10:00am Eastern YOU MUST Register here After 10 years of effort, the Virginia Legislature passed a law mandating that insurance companies cover diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder including Applied Behavior Analysis. But what is Applied Behavior Analysis? Who provides the services? How do I access the treatment for my child with […]

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Fourth Annual Tidewater Autism Summit

Saturday, October 20th–Virginia Beach, Tidewater Summit, 11:00 to 3:00 Tidewater Autism Summit Quality Inn and Suitesl Virginia Beach Oceanfront 705 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA Autism insurance seminars are scheduled for 11:30, 1:00, and 2:30 (Free) Autism Speaks will discuss Autism service changes for military families at 12:00 and 1:30.

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BCBA Working Group Updates

The Board of Medicine and a working group made up of BCBAs and other licensed professionals had their first meeting on March 12, 2012. They are tasked with developing the license regulations for BCBAs under the law that would require reimbursement for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and treatment by a BCBA for children with […]

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UPDATE on Autism Insurance Reform (1.17.2012)

June Update Virginia required a license for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) to practice Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Virginia. The process for developing the regulations included a Working Group of 3 BCBAs and a BCaBA as well as a consumer and two doctors. The Working Group met […]

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What Does it Mean for you?

Virginia Autism Insurance Reform: What Does It Mean for You? A Series of Workshops for Parents: October 8, Saturday–Richmond, 10 a.m. Hyatt Place Richmond Airport 4401 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231 (Free) October 15, Saturday–Virginia Beach, Tidewater Summit, 12:00 and 2:00 Tidewater Autism Summit , VAP Double Tree Hotel Virginia Beach Convention Center 1900 […]

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Success!

Virginia Autism Project and Autism Speaks join Virginia families in applauding Governor Bob McDonnell for signing House Bill 2467 and Senate Bill 1062 into law on May 6, 2011. This legislation requires state-regulated health plans to provide coverage of autism diagnosis and treatment for children between the ages of two to six. Stakeholders and Virginia […]

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Autism Groups Applaud VA General Assembly for Passing Revised Autism Insurance Reform Legislation

Autism Speaks today joined Virginia families, the Virginia Autism Project, and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the Virginia General Assembly for their return of Senate Bill 1062 and House Bill 2467 to Governor Bob McDonnell. Both chambers approved four of the five amendments proposed by the Governor, who has indicated that […]

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The 2011 Legislative Session Is Here!

We have two bills this year filed for autism insurance reform. SB 1061 – Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder; relating to the state employee health benefit plan. This bill only covers state employees. SB 1062 – Relating to health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder. This bill excludes state employees. There are reasons for this […]

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Legislation would help children with autism in Virginia

Daily Press February 7, 2010 …Our autism crisis at present affects more than 14,000 children in Virginia. We continue to work with our legislators to gain assistance for the families and children with autism by asking that insurance companies cover the cost of medically prescribed services for our children. The House Labor and Commerce Subcommittee […]

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Summary of Virginia Legislation

Courtesy of Autism Votes, an Autism Speaks initiative. Summary of Virginia Legislation: House Bill 303 – Sponsored by Delegate John M. O’Bannon III Senate Bill 464 – Sponsored by Senator Janet D. Howell Would require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for individuals age 9 and […]

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