Autism in the News – 07.22.10
More Funding Needed for Early Intervention Programs for Children (TopNews)
There is a requirement of more financial support for early intervention programs for children up to 12 years of age, shared Professor Louise Newman, who is the convener of the Children’s Mental Health Coalition. The national debate into support for people with mental illnesses still persists. Read more.
Newman YMCA to celebrate 30 years as a community resource (Seekonk, R.I.)
Her face lights up when she talks about the YMCA. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. As executive director of the Taunton Avenue facility it is Jeanine Achin’s job to be enthusiastic. But there’s something more. Sitting in one of two matching, retro leather chairs in her modest office, Ms. Achin is excited not only about the Newman (which is part of the YMCA of Greater Providence) and what it brings to the community, but its future as a resource for residents of every age. Read more.
Another Class Action Filed Against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Over Its Refusal To Pay for Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for Autistic Children (Detroit, Mich.) – NEWS RELEASE
A school teacher is the latest person to sue Blue Cross for refusing to authorize payment for applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism. Karen Barkowska filed a class action today in Wayne County Circuit Court against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and its educational arm, Michigan Education Special Services Association (MESSA), over its characterization of ABA therapy as “experimental.” Read more.
Fairfield students raise $9,000 for Autism Speaks (Cinncinnati.com)
Autism Speaks is $9,000 richer thanks to the contributions of students at Fairfield Intermediate School. Read more.
Doris Buffett: One Woman Can Make a Difference (The Free Press)
On one day in 1987, a day that became known as Black Monday, Doris Buffet went from having $10 million to being $2 million in debt. Read more.