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A Defense Health Agency decision results in cuts to needed autism services for military families.

Now the family is faced with an external threat that Anderson fears will undo the progress made by the children in recent years, thanks to the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration launched in 2014. …

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Autism services for Texas military families could be cut under DoD

More and more military families are accessing ABA each year, including 122,000 active-duty military personnel stationed at military bases across Texas, through coverage by the military’s healthcare …

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Autism Speaks urges Department of Defense to expand, not restrict, services for military children with autism

Autism Speaks urges the Department of Defense to reconsider recently announced changes that would make it harder for children with autism to access needed care. These changes would make applied …

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The Pentagon Is Ignoring Science to Cut Autism Services for Children of Military Families

The U.S. Department of Defense continues to misinterpret an internationally accepted autism assessment tool to justify the possible termination of a crucial program to treat the children of military …

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Autism services for military families could be cut under DoD plan

The loss of ABA services would be felt across the military, including among families that are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield and who call Fayetteville home. Fort Bragg alone has a …

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Analysis: DOD reported ‘flawed’ data to Congress about autism therapy

According to an analysis prepared by Dr. Ira L. Cohen and published earlier this year, DOD reports have been “substantively flawed and based on the incompetent interpretation and analysis of the …

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Critical Autism Services for Military Families in Jeopardy

Ira L. Cohen, PhD, specializes in autism and behavioral assessment. He received his PhD in psychobiology from Rutgers University in 1974 under the supervision of Dr. Michael R. D’Amato. He was an NIH …

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DoD’s conclusions ‘flawed’ about military children’s progress with autism therapy, expert says

The Defense Department’s conclusion that military children with autism were not making progress with a key treatment has substantial flaws and is based on “incompetent” interpretation of the data, …