Monthly Archives: January 2016

Philadelphia family prevails in court, forcing insurer to pay for autism services in school

l_anthonyburke                   photo: Anthony Burke takes a puzzle break from his applied behavioral analysis - or ABA therapy - in his dining room. (Kyrie Greenberg/ for NewsWorks) After a failed appeal, Independence Blue Cross must cover in-school autism support services for a Philadelphia student. In November, a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled...
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Free glaciology program for girls seeks applications!

Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through Jan. 29. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes in Alaska or Washington through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, artists and mountaineers. Photo of girls in...
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Major victory for children in Pennsylvania who need ABA services

From the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania:

Friends –

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) recently settled Sonny O. v. Dallas, a class action lawsuit under Title XIX of the Social Security Act against the Commonwealth’s Department of Human Services (DHS) on behalf of a class of Medical Assistance-enrolled children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who have...
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