From March 10th, 2009

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 are also welcome to register as individual participants ($250). FOURSOMES REGISTER TODAY! INDIVIDUALS REGISTER TODAY! A wide range of both team and skill-related prizes will be awarded, along with and 50/50 raffle and other prizes and gifts during the evening’s dinner gala. ACT Today! wishes…

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 insurers to cover the cost of behavior therapy that aims to help patients live in society. At issue is so-called applied behavior analysis, a therapy that teaches patients skills such as self-feeding and stopping injurious behaviors such as head banging. The therapy can cost as…