Tag: Autism Speaks

The Portrayal of Autistic Individuals on TV

The volume of exposure autism spectrum disorder, or autism, has gained in the years since Dustin Hoffman introduced it to mainstream America in his 1988 depiction of Raymond Babbitt in “Rain Man” has multiplied exponentially. But activists for this disorder, which affects more than 3.5 million Americans, are still waiting…

Government Requires Insurance Programs to Cover Autism Treatment

The U.S. government has made what is being called a significant step for the autism community. This week the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) stated that beginning in 2017, all health plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children who are on…