Monthly Archives: March 2009

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NIH to Spend $60 Million in Stimulus Funds on Autism Research

By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today WASHINGTON, March 25 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will devote $60 million of its $10 billion in economic stimulus money to fund research on autism. It’s the largest chunk of research dollars ever devoted to the disorder and will be split into four [...]

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Autism Insurance Reform Bill Passed in New Mexico

New Mexico Becomes the 9th Stateto Pass Autism Insurance Reform NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2009) – State legislators passed Senate Bill 39, which requires insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. The bill passed the House today (Monday, May 20, 2009) in a vote of 51-15, following unanimous passage in [...]

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Urge your Representative to Support 2010 Autism Appropriations

As the fiscal year 2010 budget works its way through Congress, it is vital that appropriations are included for autism spectrum disorders. Please take a minute this afternoon to ask your member of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign on to the Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE) appropriations requests for $211 million [...]

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Participants Needed for Autism Research

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd!Here are some easy ways to promote autism in your community: Ask your city’s Mayor to sign a Proclamation declaring April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day and April as Autism Awareness Month. Click here. Encourage a school to sponsor an event, highlight books about autism or hold a [...]

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ACT Today! Golf Tournament Benefits Underprivileged Children with Autism

YOU’RE INVITED! Autism Care and Treatment’s3RD ANNUALGOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISERMonday, May 18, 2009Braemar Golf Course – Tarzana, CA DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM The 18-hole tournament, on May 18th, begins at 9:30am with breakfast, followed by a Putting Contest (10:30am) and Shotgun Start (11:00am). Sponsorships for teams of four ($800) are available for the May 18th tournament. Golfers [...]

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Autism Patients in California Dealt Insurance Setback

The Department of Managed Health Care declines to require carriers to pay for applied behavior analysis, an expensive therapy that insurers contend is an educational service, not medicine. By Lisa Girion, LA Times California regulators said Monday that insurers must provide speech, occupational and physical therapies to their autistic members but rejected pleas to require [...]

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Help Get the ABLE Accounts Act Passed

Dear Autism Advocate, The ABLE Accounts Act of 2009 – or Achieving a Better Life Experience Act – has been introduced in Congress. S.493 and H.R. 1205 will encourage individuals with autism and other disabilities and their families to save, tax-free, for disability-related expenses. Similar in many respects to existing 529 college savings plans, these [...]

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