PRESS RELEASE September 7, 2016 Council of Autism Service Providers Hires First Executive Director The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Emily Callahan as its first Executive [...]
Misrepresentations of ABA lead to confusion for parents and families already struggling with the stressors associated with finding appropriate resources for individuals on the autism spectrum. CASP and ASAT recently responded to one such misrepresentation [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court has reached a UNANIMOUS decision in the Endrew case, vacating the 10th Circuit and rejecting the "de minimis" standard used by many circuits to measure what constitutes a free and appropriate education under the IDEA.
The court held that the IEP must be reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances.
The opinion was authored by Chief Justice Roberts.
Peter Berns, CEO of the Arc, submitted a testimony to congress on the detrimental impact that the AHCA could have on Medicaid funding for individuals with disabilities. Read below for a good summary of the primary issues.
CASP members be on the lookout for an email today about ways you can take action. ... See MoreSee Less
Sesame Street is introducing its first full time character with autism.
"Had my son’s friends been exposed to his behaviors through something that they had seen on TV before they experienced them in the classroom, they might not have been frightened. They might not have been worried when he cried. They would have known that he plays in a different way and that that’s OK."
The puppeteer, Stacy Gordon, has a son diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She traveled from Phoenix to audition for the part and feels this role is so important to help other children have a better understanding of autism. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to hear from you! Are you attending APBA in New Orleans? Use this link to schedule a time to meet with CASP Executive Director, Emily Callahan at the APBA conference: calendly.com/emcallahan/apba-2017
Current CASP members, we would love to meet with you to learn more about your organization. Is your organization interested in learning more about CASP? We would love to meet with you too! ... See MoreSee Less
"One critical way in which health care for people with autism or other disabilities may be rolled back is through changes to public health insurance. Medicaid, which covers Americans living in poverty and those with disabilities, is the single largest health care payer for people with autism or developmental disabilities. In 2013, the most recent year for which national Medicaid claims are available, approximately 250,000 children with diagnoses of autism received services through Medicaid. The new secretary of health and human services, Tom Price, has worked to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and this would eliminate the recent Medicaid expansion. Since ACA enrollment began in the fall of 2013, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program has increased by 16 million people, with 85% of these increases occurring in Medicaid-expansion states. This number includes many children and adults with autism or other disabilities..." ... See MoreSee Less
which recognizes that vaccines are among the most valuable medical innovations of our time. President Donald Trump’s apparent openness to a long-debunked link between vaccines and autism risks encou...
The most significant member benefit is the opportunity to collaborate with each other. CASP represents the best and brightest provider organizations for Autism Services in the United States.