Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation

Experts estimate that 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism this year. Imagine a world where every one of these kids can get the therapy and services they need.  Autism Deserves Equal Coverage (ADEC) advocates can work with you and help you find the help your child needs. We sweat the details so you can focus on your family.

What We Do
We advocate and work with providers, families, therapists, ABA agencies, regional centers, regulators, government agencies, and large employers in securing insurance to cover medically necessary treatments for autism and related disorders, including behavioral health, ABA, Speech, OT, PT, Social Skills, and Evaluations.

We negotiate with Medicaid, health plans, insurance companies, and state and federal regulators to fund services for autism spectrum and related disorders.

We work with self insured companies to help design and implement autism benefits.

How We Can Help You

We have a proven success rate - over 90% success rate, including services on a school site.  

We secure coverage and help providers become in-network with the following: Blue Shield, Kaiser, Aetna, PacifiCare, United Behavior Health, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Magellan, among others.

#GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016 Help Maintain Treatment Access in These Uncertain Times
It's #Giving Tuesday - a day to give back - a day to give hope. Families struggling with autism need hope.  Treatment for autism is effective . . . if it is available . . . but thousands who need it cannot access this life-transforming treatment.  With the uncertainty caused by the recent presidential election, even those who have been able to access care are at risk. Obamacare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal and all disability and mental health services are under attack. We need to redouble our efforts just to maintain our hard fought gains, let alone to continue to remove barriers to treatment such as inadequate networks, long wait times and unnecessary barriers. Donations of any amount can help! $25 $50 $100 $250. $500 provides comprehensive insurance consultation for 1 family. $1000 funds an insurance presentation/webinar to educate 50 families how to access care. $3000 purchases health plan for a child for one year to cover treatment of up to $70,000. 
Please consider a donation on #Giving Tuesday day so ADEC Foundation can complete implementation of this benefit. California's most vulnerable kids need this life-changing treatment

ADEC Foundation's Kristin Jacobson led the effort to secure this essential coverage and was awarded Medicaid advocate-of-the-year by Autism Speaks.


Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)3 charity. We survive on donations to be able to do the work we do for Californians with autism spectrum disorders. Please consider a donation to help us continue our important work, especially assisting low income families on Medi-Cal to access the newly available behavioral health benefit.. Donations are tax deductible.

 Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation

1534 Plaza Lane #202, Burlingame, CA 94010 
Kristin Jacobson, Founder, President and Executive Director (650) 260-5305 
For Press Inquiries (650) 759-5737
FAX (480) 772-4046

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