Special Encore Presentation: The California Insurance Mandate

July 3, 2012
Hosted by Rob Haupt

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Episode Description

This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we are mixing it up a bit. We are extremely excited to welcome a special guest host to the show, Rob Haupt. Rob serves as Autism Spectrum Therapies VP of Business Development, and has been presenting workshops to the public on the recent changes to the autism insurance mandate that will take effect in California on July 1st. In this episode we will focus on the many ways this mandate will affect insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders, and how families can prepare for these changes. Our guest this week, Kristin Jacobson, has an extensive background in advocating for equal insurance coverage for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Kristin is the President of “Autism Deserves Equal Coverage” an autism insurance advocacy group based in Southern California, and has a wealth of knowledge to add to this conversation. Be sure to catch this episode of Autism Spectrum Radio, Tuesday, June 12th at 11 AM.

Autism Spectrum Radio

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Our show offers a great weekly conversation to inspire, inform and support families and individuals living with autism. We offer practical information for parents of children of all ages. The show explores treatment topics and recent research. We have a variety of guests to share their expertise, experience and resources. Advocates and parent guests share their insights and discuss the paths they have taken to find effective treatments. Authors, Physicians and researchers will keep us updated on the latest news. Topics include treatment options, early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and general issues with understanding the diagnosis and the professional community.

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Rob Haupt

Rob Haupt

Rob Haupt is a passionate professional in the field of autism. His knowledge of autism services, treatment options and insurance coverage has made him a popular guest speaker to advocate groups. He also shares tips for parents through his weekly video blog.

Rob is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 12 years of experience treating individuals with Development Disabilities. He currently serves as Vice President of Business Development at Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational Therapy and Speech to individuals with Autism. In his role with AST, Rob has collaborated with parents, teachers, and schools to support better understanding of autism health insurance mandates and how to effectively use insurance coverage. Watch Rob’s weekly video series on www.autismtherapies.com.

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