Autism Insurance Reform

Senator Howell has introduced a bill for autism insurance reform requiring private insurance companies to cover the medical treatment of autism, including ABA.

Action Needed: Thursday, Jan. 13 the VA Autism Project (VAP) invites family members and other concerned citizens to join them at the General Assembly from 9 a.m. to noon to visit your legislators.

1. Come to Richmond this Thursday! VAP will be meeting in the East Conference Room on the Third Floor of the General Assembly Building at 9:00 am. You can find directions and parking information HERE. We will meet at 9:00 am and hear from Senator Howell and will also have an opportunity for
questions about the bill. You will be given talking-points and someone will go with you to your appointment if you don’t want to go alone.

2. Make two appointments TODAY! Before coming on Thursday, please make two appointments: one with your Virginia State Senator and one with your Virginia Delegate. You can find out who your legislators are and their contact information here: When you call, tell them that you are a constituent and you would like to meet with them to discuss autism insurance reform. (Plan on meeting them on Thursday sometime 10:00 am or after if possible.)