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To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment of autism under TRICARE. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jun 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jun 22, 2011

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment of autism under TRICARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act''.

SEC. 2. CERTAIN TREATMENT OF AUTISM UNDER TRICARE.

Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(g)(1) In providing health care under subsection (a), the treatment of autism spectrum disorders shall include behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, when prescribed by a physician. ``(2) In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall ensure that-- ``(A) except as provided by subparagraph (B), a person who is authorized to provide behavioral health treatment is licensed or certified by a State or accredited national certification board; and ``(B) if applied behavior analysis or other behavioral health treatment is provided by an employee or contractor of a person described in subparagraph (A), the employee or contractor shall meet minimum qualifications, training, and supervision requirements as set forth by the Secretary.''. <all>

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Military Families Deserve Better. Support HR.2288 to Help Military Kids with Autism Did you know that members of the U.S. armed forces lose their autism benefits for their kids when they retire? Even if they are wounded in action? Military families spoke out to Congress on January 31 about this injustice and the many added difficulties they encounter caring for their kids with autism as a result of being in the military. The first step in righting this wrong has been taken by Congressmen John Larson (D-CT) and Walter Jones (R-NC) who introduced HR.2288, the Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act, last summer. But only 36 of their House colleagues have signed on as cosponsors. You can right that wrong by urging your Member of Congress to cosponsor HR.2288 and help support its quick passage in Congress. If they already are cosponsors, thank them for their support of our military families. HR.2288 would simply ensure that all military families, regardless of their duty status, would continue to receive autism benefits for their dependents through the TRICARE insurance system for members of the armed forces. http://www.autismvotes.org/c.frKNI3PCImE/b.7974065/k.3DF9/Military_Families_Deserve_BetterSupport_HR228_to_Help_Military_Kids_with_Autism/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx

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Autism Speaks 3 years ago

The Autism Society applauds Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introducing bipartisan legislation that would provide assistance to our military families so that they can receive necessary interventions for dependents who have autism. http://www.autismohio.org/index.php/information-mainmenu-118/federal-updatealerts/2449.html

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112th Congress: 2011-2012 To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment of autism under TRICARE.

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Agent Orange Legacy 3 years ago

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment of autism under TRICARE.

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The Caring for Military Kids with Autism (CARE) Act allows children who are the dependents of members of the military to access behavioral health treatment, including ABA therapy, through TRICARE (a health care system managed by the department of defense), when prescribed by a qualified physician. The legislation is currently in a committee of the House of Representatives. The Autism Society advocates that military families – and all individuals – have access to the services they need as prescribed by a qualified professional. http://www.autism-society.org/news/caring-for-military-kids-with.html

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Autism Society 2 years ago

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I support The Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act because... I am a Viet Nam Vet who has had prostate cancer connected to agent orange. I have a son who has been diagnosed with autism.

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