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Autism Organizations Demand CDC Accountability Following Autism Rate Rise to 1 in 68

In response to the new CDC autism prevalence rate, several organizations     concerned with the skyrocketing rate of autism put together this letter demanding accountability from the federal government for their response to the autism epidemic. This coalition of concerned organizations invites other organizations to join this effort by adding their names to the signature line.

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Chairman Issa Postpones VICP Hearing

We are disappointed to announce the postponement of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) hearing scheduled for December 4, 2013.  EBCALA, along with several other like-minded advocacy organizations, worked diligently with Chairman Darrell Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee staff for nearly a year to make this critical hearing occur.

Posted on: November 20, 2013

Supported Living Services for Your Adult Child in California

As your child with autism reaches the age of majority (age 18), thinking about how he can become more independent in your community is important. Between ages 18 and 22, your child will begin to age out of special education and will require services from other agencies. If your child is a client of California’s Regional Center system, you should begin to think about how to transition your child to greater independence using Supported Living Services (SLS).

Posted on: October 09, 2013

Early Registration for Empowering Autism Ends Oct. 3

Event Links CLE Registration Parent Training Registration Regional Center Registration Sponsorship Opportunities Early Registration Ends October 3 Important update for our parent training: Parents of children who are San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) clients, may register at no cost. If your child is a client at another California regional center, please contact your caseworker with our vendor […]

Posted on: October 01, 2013

Regional Center Registration for Empowering Autism

Important update for our parent training: Parents of children who are San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) clients, may register at no cost.

Posted on: September 25, 2013

New Video Details the Shortcomings of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Do you know what legal recourse someone who suffers a vaccine-induced injury has? The answers may surprise you. We encourage you to take five minutes to learn more.

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Empowering Autism

We’re excited to announce a new EBCALA website featuring our first West-coast conference. It’s entitled Empowering Autism which aptly describes our mission to advance legal and advocacy strategies to improve the lives of those with autism.

Posted on: September 13, 2013

TRICARE Backpedals on Proposed ABA Therapy Policy Change

This afternoon, TRICARE released a statement via email which reversed information found on their website dated June 25, 2013 regarding new ABA policy changes. The first sentence of TRICARE’s statement acknowledged their website information did appear to pertain to all TRICARE beneficiaries.

Posted on: July 18, 2013

Military families fear cuts to autism treatment

TRICARE’s proposed referral and authorization process for military dependents seeking ABA therapy will take affect on July 25th. EBCALA is trying to publicize the change because TRICARE did not individually notify the more than 23,000 military families affected by autism.

Posted on: July 17, 2013

TRICARE’s New Policy on Military Children with Autism – EBCALA’s Letter

The following letter was sent to Senators regarding TRICARE’s autism therapy policy. Please reach out to your state’s senators and especially the members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Dear Senator, We are writing to ask for your intervention regarding TRICARE’s new policy for military children with autism and its impact on their […]

Posted on: July 10, 2013