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  1. Nevada Upping Pay for Autism Therapists

    November 9, 2015- "Nevada Upping Pay for Autism Therapists"- Last month, we posted an article discussing what many parents and advocates in Nevada thought was inadequate pay for ABA technicians as proposed by Nevada Medicaid. The proposed rate of $29.61, which would represent the lowest pay for these services in the country according to advocates, was recently increased to $31.31 an hour, a rate that is still far below the requested $40.00 an hour. Parents say better pay is necessary to attract registered ABA technicians. Nevada currently has 113 registered behavior technicians and next year ABA will be covered through Medicaid for the first time in the state, increasing the need for professionals.  

    • Nov 16 2015 11:29 AM
    • by brian
  2. Claim: Proposed Pay for ABA Therapy would be Lo...

    October 20, 2015- "Claim: Proposed Pay for ABA Therapy would be Lowest in Nation"-  Advocates in Nevada are worried the state’s proposed reimbursement rate of $29.61 per hour for registered behavior technicians, which is effectively the wages of those who provide the bulk of therapy, is too low to attract and retain skilled providers. According to a representative of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, the proposed figure would represent the lowest in the country.

    • Oct 21 2015 12:30 PM
    • by brian
  3. Details Emerge about $61M Boost for Nevada...

    January 21, 2015- "Details Emerge about $61M Boost for Nevada Autism Treatment"- Nevada state health officials say the $61 million boost in funding for child autism treatment would substantially expand and improve service to the estimated 6,000 Nevada children living with the disorder. The increase would cover an additional 260 children and decrease wait times, which can exceed a year. The state would provide coverage to more than 2,000 children with autism-related disorders when expanded Medicaid is factored in. Under Gov. Sandoval’s plan, the overall autism funding in Nevada would rise from $2 million to $73 million.

    • Jan 23 2015 10:37 AM
    • by brian
  4. More Help Soon for Children with Autism Spectru...

    September 15, 2014- "More Help Soon for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"- Medicaid will soon cover ABA treatment in Nevada, which led to parents and advocates holding a workshop to give Medicaid guidance on services and treatment. There is no date set yet for when Medicaid would implement these services, but the hope is the workshop will help the Medicaid program to develop astute future medical coverage.  

    • Sep 17 2014 09:44 AM
    • by brian
  5. In His Own World, Autistic High Schooler's...

    June 1, 2014- "In His Own World, Autistic High Schooler's Imagination Takes Flight"- Ben Nelson was diagnosed with autism at 4-years-old and has a pretty active imagination. In June, Ben will graduate from Foothill High School as a published author and the creative director for an animated film based on a children’s book her wrote. The book, “Little Red Flying Hood,” is a unique take on the fairy tale classic in which Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf are replaced by a housefly name Red and a spider named Cranston.

    • Jun 02 2014 08:50 AM
    • by brian
  6. Buy a Rack and a Bracelt: Rib Vendor Sells Ware...

    September 1, 2013- "Buy a Rack and a Bracelt: Rib Vendor Sells Wares to Fundraise for Autism Nonprofits"- At the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Nevada one might find the typical atmospheric pleasures of BBQ, music, and dancing, and while those were all present in abundance, there was also sights to promote autism awareness. Blake Mackay, son of Aussom Aussie Australian Barbeque Co. owner Paul Mackay, was diagnosed with high-functioning autism shortly before his second birthday. Due to this, Mackay has parlayed his BBQ business with fundraising opportunities for autism centered nonprofits. Mackay used the opportunity of the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off to sell eye-catching bracelets that benefited “Embrace Autism Today.”

    • Sep 03 2013 10:48 AM
    • by brian
  7. Martial Arts Discipline Spurs Teen to Promote A...

    July 18, 2013- "Martial Arts Discipline Spurs Teen to Promote Autism Awareness"- Jennifer Martin is a 17-year-old first-degree black belt who has a sister named Carissa with autism. In order to receive her second-degree black belt, Martin must come up with and participate in a community service project. She decided to help families affected by autism by soliciting donations to be distributed to the Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) in Nevada.

    • Jul 19 2013 09:59 AM
    • by brian
  8. Romo's Potential for Autism

    February 22, 2013- "Romo's Potential for Autism"- Romo is a new robotic application that allows the user to dock their smartphone to a mobile base. Research has demonstrated that children on the autism spectrum tend to interact better with robots than with humans.  

    • Apr 15 2013 09:45 AM
    • by brian
  9. I-Team: Nevada Requires CCSD to Provide Autism...

    December 20, 2012- "I-Team: Nevada Requires CCSD to Provide Autism Services"- The Nevada Department of Education recently announced that children with autism who require in-home therapies will now receive it free of charge. An investigation into the Clark County School District was in violation of state and federal law and must submit a plan to fix the problem in the next thirty days. The state Department of Education determined that under law the district must provide services to children in need in a timely manner and at no cost to the parents.

    • Apr 01 2013 09:37 AM
    • by brian
  10. Nevada Program Helps Improve Autistic Kids’ Beh...

    November 23, 2012- "Nevada Program Helps Improve Autistic Kids’ Behavior"- The Positive Behavior Support-Nevada Program is helping parents and teachers reduce and prevent challenging behaviors in children with disabilities. The program teaches how to use positive reinforcement as a means of prevention for challenging behaviors and how to avoid situations that can cause challenging behaviors.

    ​*Article was taken offline by original source

    • May 15 2013 12:07 PM
    • by brian