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BEHP1140: Securing Legal Health Benefits For Children With Autism

Time limit: 60 days
2 credits

$26 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes
Credit: 2 Learning BACB CEs

 Neil D. Kodsi 

Course Description: Lawyers frequently must become knowledgeable about science and medicine to present scientific evidence in the courtroom. Mr. Kodsi discusses his March 2012 victory in federal court regarding ABA and how science and medicine prevailed to require the State of Florida to cover ABA for all autistic children on Medicaid. He then discusses the legal significance of this and other cases showing that the courts are starting to look at this issue as having been scientifically proven, making cases like this easier to win in the future.


  • Learn about court decisions on ABA and autism and the scientific basis for the court decisions.
  • Learn about existing state laws that can help their patients secure health benefits and insurance coverage for ABA therapy.
  • Gain a better understanding of their role in the legal process as potential advocates for science and medicine as wellas serving as advocates for their individual patients.

Keywords: Autism, legal, court, law, Medicaid, Florida, advocate

Rating: This course will be useful for individuals involved in the field of behavior analysis and interested in a focus on the key legal victories in the area of autism specifically in Florida, but as a backdrop for other states as well.

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.


These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)