Resources for Parents

with Young and Adult Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adults with Autism Reports

Books

Recommended Books on Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Websites

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Websites

General Autism Websites

Funding Sources for Autism Support Services

  • Insurance Coverage –
    • Various State Laws: Legislation has been passed in the following states requiring some coverage for ABA treatment for some children with autism: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.
    • California Law: Mental Health Parity Act – AB 88, Autism Insurance Act SB 946 will take effect on July 1, 2012

Autism Advocacy

  • www.autismvotes.org  This is Autism Speaks’ public policy division that is spearheading national efforts to get autism treatment legislation passed in the various states and at the federal level.
  • www.autismhealthinsurance.org (Dr. Karen Fessel and Ms. Feda Almaliti)  These advocates assist with navigating the process of acquiring funding from health insurance plans to cover ABA treatments for individuals with autism.
If you have any concerns about your rights or have a dispute involving a Regional Center or Vista, you may contact: The Department of Developmental Services www.dds.ca.gov/complaints (916) 654-1987