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The Mountaineer Autism Project (MAP) is a nonprofit organization of parents of children with autism and professionals in the autism field. MAP’s goal is to have one voice in West Virginia dedicated to early autism detection, diagnosis, and early intensive behavioral intervention.

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Research indicates intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) is effective for nearly 90% of children with autism. In 2010 it was estimated only 1.6 % of WV children with autism were receiving intensive ABA.

Do you have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with autism?

Are you an autism treatment professional committed to early intensive behavioral intervention?

Are you interested in attending a MAP meeting?

 

9 hours ago
Delayed But Not Done: Why We’re Fighting Against the Senate’s Bill – The Mountaineer Autism Project

New blog post from Jill Scarbro McLaury: "Let’s all think back and remember the time when families with children with autism had NO options but pay for health care out-of-pocket, fearing for the ... See more

Jill McLaury is the Owner and Director of Bright Futures Learning Services, Inc. and a member of the MAP Board of Directors.

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3 weeks ago
NPR

While Medicaid is best known as a health care program for poor people, more than 80 percent of its budget goes to care for the elderly, the disabled and children, according to the Kaiser Family ... See more

The Gapinskis, with a son on the autism spectrum and an aging grandmother, get the kind of help that could disappear under Trump's proposed budget cuts.

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3 weeks ago
Kathy Shapell: American Health Care Act would hurt WV kids with autism

There are over 5,500 children with autism in West Virginia, and they stand to lose a lot if the ACA is repealed. The act provides essential, life changing therapy to them — and depending on the ... See more

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not perfect, but repealing it without a better replacement would be devastating to 184,000 West Virginians, many of them children and seniors — who are enrolled ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Repealing ACA Would Harm Many West Virginians | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer

"Prior to 2011, children with autism who lived in West Virginia were excluded from coverage because their insurance companies considered autism a pre-existing condition. Even if their parents had ... See more

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not perfect. But repealing it without a better replacement would be devastating to 184,000 West Virginians, many of them children and seniors — who are enrolled ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Kathy Shapell: American Health Care Act would hurt WV kids with autism

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not perfect, but repealing it without a better replacement would be devastating to 184,000 West Virginians, many of them children and seniors — who are enrolled ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Mountaineer Autism Project (MAP)

The critical importance of Medicaid funding in WV and beyond...

Medicaid plays a BIG, BIG role in treating kids with autism.

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3 weeks ago
Save the Date! The 2018 MAP Conference – The Mountaineer Autism Project

Hope you'll join us for next year's conference!

Susannah Poe is the founder and director of the WVU CED’s Intensive Autism Service Delivery Clinic, and a member of MAP’s Executive Team.

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1 month ago
The MAP Blog – The Mountaineer Autism Project

We've launched The MAP Blog. Our state director is kicking it off with the first post, focusing on the AHCA. Please follow the link and leave your comments for us. We'd love to hear from you.

Proposed changes to health care continue to concern us, as we’re sure it does you, too. Many of WV’s kids with autism rely on Medicaid and CHIP for their insurance and services, so this concern ... See more

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

Medicaid plays a BIG, BIG role in treating kids with autism.

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

We've relaunched our website at www.mountaineerautismproject.org. Let us know what you think!

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Mountaineer Autism Project
304-602-4627
1114 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston WV 25301
MAPWVautism@gmail.com

 

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