TAKE ACTION

 WITH YOUR HELP 

 THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS 

 OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

WILL BE ENHANCED! 

THIS IS IT!!! 

SUPPORT HB 320 BY: 
Representative Scott Simon 

HB 320 By Representative Simon has cleared every hurdle!

 

This bill clarifies that Act 696 including ABA therapy providers and therefore ensures that children with autism receive medically necessary autism services.  The bill simply seeks to clarify the original intent of Act 696. The bill also will not impose any costs upon school districts, as existing law already mandates that private insurers and Medicaid cover medically necessary ABA therapy services.

NOW, this bill is pending FINAL PASSAGE in the Senate, and will have to be concurred by the House to become law! 

 

Students with autism deserve access to appropriate and medically necessary therapy services to ensure they are able to realize their full educational potential. 

Take Action Now by encouraging YOUR Legislators to support

HB 320 by Rep. Simon! 

SUPPORT HB 320 By:
Representative Scott Simon 
Bill to be heard in Committee on 5/1/19

ACT 696 that passed in the 2018 Legislative Session requires that, upon request by a parent, school districts must allow behavioral health providers who meet certain requirements to provide services during the school day.  

 

HB 320 by Rep. Scott Simon clarifies that Act 696 includes ABA therapy providers and therefore ensures that children with autism receive medically necessary autism services.  The bill simply seeks to clarify the original intent of Act 696. The bill also will not impose any costs upon school districts, as existing law already mandates that private insurers and Medicaid cover medically necessary ABA therapy services.

 

Students with autism deserve access to appropriate and medically necessary therapy services to ensure they are able to realize the full educational potential. 

 

This Bill will be heard in House Education Committee on Wednesday, May 1'st, 2019. 

Take Action Now by signing up to contact your legislator to advocate for passage of HB 320!

SUPPORT HB 320 & SB 78 By:
Representative Scott Simon 
Senator Danny Martiny

During the 2018 Session, LCAAS and LaBAA advocated for passage of Act 696, which was intended to ensure that school children have access to high-quality behavioral health services in the school setting. The bill requires that, upon request by a parent, school districts must allow behavioral health providers who meet certain requirements to provide services during the school day.  Unfortunately, may school districts have continued to put up road blocks to children receiving critical autism services by refusing to allow ABA therapists to provide services to children with autism. 

 

HB 320 by Rep. Scott Simon and SB 78 by Sen. Danny Martiny clarifies that Act 696 includes ABA therapy providers and therefore ensures that children with autism receive medically necessary autism services.  The bill simply seeks to clarify the original intent of Act 696. The bill also will not impose any costs upon school districts, as existing law already mandates that private insurers and Medicaid cover medically necessary ABA therapy services.

 

Students with autism deserve access to appropriate and medically necessary therapy services to ensure they are able to realize the full educational potential.  Take Action Now by signing up to contact your legislator to advocate for passage of HB 320 & SB 78!

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