UnitedHealthcare & Autism Spectrum Coverage: A New Precedent

For years, autism activists have been working with state legislatures to require insurance companies to provide covered care for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments. Big strides were made with Obamacare, with 29 states in the Health Insurance Marketplace now covering ABA as an Essential Health Benefit. This allows residents of 29 states [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:38+00:00July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How a Simple Comic Shows the Autism Spectrum More Fully

The autism spectrum has typically been visually represented as a linear progression, with “not autistic” on one end, and “very autistic” on the other. The problem with this understanding of the spectrum is that it oversimplifies a complex medical condition and does not account for the myriad complexities in human brain processing. Autism is a [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00July 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Becoming Aware of Autism: At Work & in Communities

Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing every year among global populations. In fact,according to the CDC, there has been a 119% increase in the occurrence of autism from 2000-2010. The CDC has also found that 1 in 68 children were on the spectrum in 2012. While this rising prevalence of ASD is partly because of diagnosis [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00June 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

6 Pioneers in Autism Research and Care

Modern medical science has only recently begun to scratch the surface when it comes to understanding autism and other developmental disabilities. Though in name “autism” is roughly a century old, it has only been understood as a diagnosable, genetic disability since the 1970s. Given this timeline, many of the pioneers in autism care and research [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00April 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

5 Common Myths About Autism

In public consciousness, there are many misconceptions about autism and ASD (autism spectrum disorder). Because autism is both prevalent and complex in nature, it is especially important that the myths be parsed out from the facts. Though autism research has gained momentum, much remains to be learned about ASD and the individuals it affects. In [...]

2017-06-19T14:54:39+00:00March 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments