Despite improvements in screening, new therapies, and burgeoning specialty clinics for people with autism, the health care system is still failing millions of Americans from the time they are children, experts and advocates say.
Paul Terdal is a Portland father of two boys with autism. For the last 12 years he has fought tirelessly to get help for his sons, and for every other Oregonian with autism.
A Portland-based think tank is hopeful that a focused approach on the health of a mother before and during pregnancy could be the revolutionary breakthrough that helps prevent everything from miscarriages to neurological disorders such as autism.
A bulletin from the Oregon Insurance Division has decreed that coverage of a controversial but popular treatment for autism is the clear law of the land, following a landmark ruling from a federal district court judge this summer.
PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.
Providence employees will now have comprehensive autism treatment covered, according to an internal memo to “Providence caregivers” obtained by The Lund Report.
Senator Dr. Alan Bates (D-Medford) today thanked and congratulated autism families for their perseverance in fighting Providence Health Systems' illegal denial of treatment to its members.
A federal judge’s ruling earlier this month paved the way for autistic children who are covered by Providence Health Plan’s fully insured plan to receive needed treatment, but that ruling didn’t automatically open the door for the children of Providence Health & Services’ own employ
Applied behavior analysis therapy is now available to the children of state employees, following a unanimous decision by the Public Employees Benefit Board on Tuesday, which authorized the state to begin paying for treatment as of August 1.