Jordan Hilkowitz used to yell and throw tantrums, bang his head on the tile and fling his shoes across the room. Diagnosed with autism, he did not speak until he was 5. Now, his YouTube web channel, Doctor Mad Science, features charming, excited 11-year-old Jordan demonstrating home science projects, such as a make-your-own lava lamp.
From: The Toronto Star
Published: February 18, 2013
Get your tissue ready before watching this one...
This mini-documentary follows Jodi DiPiazza, who was diagnosed with Autism as a toddler. Her transformation from an aggressive, non-verbal toddler to a beautiful and talented young woman who sings and accompanies Katy Perry on the piano in a touching version of the song "Firework", is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Published: October 19, 2012
Group Health Cooperative has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to cover behavioral-health treatment for autism, an important moment and model for other Washington insurers.
From: The Seattle Times
Published: August 28, 2012
A judge found that a landlord violated the Fair Housing Act by insisting that a woman who cares for her sibling with Autism had to purchase a $1 million insurance policy to cover any damage that may be caused by her brother, prior to signing a lease.
Published: August 25, 2012
Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that makes Delaware the 32nd state to enact autism insurance reform.
From: Autism Votes
Published: August 13, 2012
A federal judge has ruled that Tricare must cover autism therapy for children of military retirees — but reimbursement for the treatment, called applied behavior analysis, could be years away while the issue remains tied up in the courts.
Published: August 2, 2012
Washington D.C. Federal District Judge Reggie Walton today ruled that the Department of Defense and its military insurance arm, Tri-Care acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denying applied behavior analysis therapy to military dependents with autism spectrum disorder.
From: PR Newswire
Published: July 28, 2012
World-renowned golfer, Ernie Els, whose 9-year old son Ben is severely touched by autism, and who set up the Els for Autism Foundation in 2009 with his wife Liezl, commented on how touched he has been by the support the Foundation has received through the Golf Challenge.
From: Yahoo News
Published: July 24, 2012
A new settlement is giving some families with autistic children the chance to get insurance coverage for a common type of autism therapy.
Published: July 18, 2012
A behaviorally based treatment for autism that is widely considered one of the most effective ways to help children with the condition will come within reach of thousands of California families when a new law kicks in July 1.
From: NBC Los Angeles
Published: July 1, 2012