Treatment & Therapy

New Details Emerge On Autism Treatment Mandate

Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.

For Adults With Autism, ABA Coverage Scarce

As insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis becomes increasingly available for children, options remain limited for adults on the spectrum.

States Move Forward With Expanded ABA Coverage

Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.

Autism Services Focus Of New Push

Federal officials say they’re embarking on a new effort to identify best practices to meet the needs of individuals with autism from childhood to adulthood.

Therapy For Infants May Stave Off Autism

An intervention for kids exhibiting signs of autism as young as 6 months is showing promise, researchers say, with most infants in a new study shedding their delays.

Kids With Autism See Big Gains With Tablets

Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help maximize language skills.

Support Growing For Autism Behavior Therapy

A new government-backed review finds that there is substantially more evidence for behavior therapy in treating autism than even just a few years ago.

New Sites Added To Autism Treatment Network

Two more medical centers will soon join a national network designed to provide a one-stop shop for autism care.

‘Love Hormone’ Not Responsible For Autism, Study Finds

While some children with autism may benefit from taking oxytocin, low levels of the so-called “love hormone” do not appear responsible for causing the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Despite Laws, ABA Therapy Often Hard To Come By

Even in states with laws requiring health insurers to cover autism therapy, parents say they’re hitting walls when they try to access such services.

Feds Clarify Obligations To Kids With Autism

In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.

Study Points To Possibility Of Reversing Autism Symptoms

New research suggests that a decades-old drug may be able to reverse symptoms of autism and now the medication is set to be tested in children with the developmental disorder.

Military Families Make Push For Increased ABA Coverage

Currently, access to applied behavior analysis is limited for kids with developmental disabilities whose parents serve in the military, but efforts are underway to change that.

In Hunt For Autism Treatments, A Push For Brains

Autism researchers say they desperately need people with the developmental disorder to become brain donors. Now a new network is launching to streamline efforts to solicit donations.

Study Finds Adults With Autism More Prone To Chronic Disease

Though less likely to smoke or drink, a new study finds that adults with autism are at higher risk for a slew of health problems ranging from diabetes and obesity to heart failure.

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