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

Guest Post: Crack Down on Those Who Don’t Vaccinate?: A Response to Art Caplan

EBCALA Board Member Mary Holland wrote the following article in response to Dr. Art Caplan’s editorial “Liability for Failure to Vaccinate” on Harvard Law’s blog, Bill of Health. By Mary Holland, J.D. Mary Holland is Research Scholar and Director of the Graduate Legal Skills Program at NYU Law School. She has published articles on vaccine […]

Posted on: June 24, 2013

Antarctica Bar Fundraiser

Join us for a fun fundraiser for EBCALA at Antarctica Bar in NYC on Saturday, June 22. Tickets are just $50 for three hours of open bar and food. It’ll be a blast! Indie rock band Great Caesar will be rocking the house 8-9 p.m. Select # of Tickets # of Tickets One Adult $50.00 […]

Posted on: June 17, 2013