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Exit the 1970s: Cover Autism Therapies That Work

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Despite state laws that require most insurance plans to cover an autism therapy called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the UT-System offers no such coverage to its employees and families. Their exclusion of this service is based on outdated opinions. Medical professionals and autism advocates who rely on up-to-date data recommend ABA therapy as one of the most effective forms of treatment for people on the spectrum. When ABA is not covered, families must pay thousands of dollars for therapies that are vital for their children.

Despite several protests, the UT-System refuses to reconsider their ABA exclusion. I am now taking my protest public. I am asking you to help me in two ways. First, sign the petition I will be taking to the UT-System by the end of the year. Second, be a part of my protest art. Join me in donning 1970s fashions in order to meet the UT-System staff where they are: clinging to ideas about ABA that were common in the 1970s and not 2014. Snap a pic of yourself in some hot 70s threads and upload it to Facebook. Together, in our 70s splendor, let's invite them to the present, where even Texas A&M covers ABA therapy.   



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