#AutismMatters

2/21/2017 – HB284 Introduced

2/9/2017 – SB164 Introduced

2/7/2017 – SB57 Introduced

2/3/2017Health Insurance Coverage for Autism Therapies – please advocate

6/29/2016United Healthcare announces ABA coverage

5/5/2016 Senate Bill 379/House Bill 379

4/7/2016 Autism PSA

4/5/2016 – Legislative Update

3/28/16 – Autism Insurance Reform Update

3/17/16 – Autism Insurance Reform Update – Governor’s Working Group Identified

3/9/16 – #AutismMatters Insurance Update 

2/24/16 – Email, write or call members of the senate

2/22/16 – The next step in #AutismMatters 

2/3/16 – Please Sign the Petition to Support Insurance for Families affected by Autism

Did you know Alabama is one of 5 states that does NOT provide insurance coverage for the 50,000 families affected by autism? Our state needs a change – and we need your help to make it happen! Using #AutismMatters post a photo of you, family, friends, classmates, co-workers, teammates, church friends, roommates or even your pets and lets show Alabama legislators, Autism Matters.  You do not have to be directly affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder to send us a photo.  Please show the autism community that you care.

Click here for Autism Insurance Facts

Ways to Get Involved

  • Get to know your legislators by county here.
  • Write to your representative with testimony on why insurance coverage is needed for families.
  • Attend Autism Legislative Day at the State Capitol, Tuesday March 7, 2017.
    • Can’t attend?
      • Send letters on your behalf to 4217 Dolly Ridge Rd Birmingham, AL 35243 Attn: #AutismMatters
      • Email us on your behalf to [email protected] with the subject: #AutismMatters
  • Join us at community events. You can find the ASA calendar here.
  • Publicize the info with any connections you have!

Participate

  • Post, tweet or share facts about autism, lack of insurance coverage, why we need this in Alabama using #AutismMatters.
  • Attend one of 15 Walk for Autism & 5K Race to Solve the Puzzle* events throughout the state during April.
  • Invite 5 friends to use #AutismMatters and ask others to do the same.
  • Explain to everyone what insurance coverage would mean to your family.

Read the AL.com article here.