Navigation Links
Class Action Suit Filed to Defend Rights of Children With Autism to Vital, Cost-Saving Treatment
Date:1/14/2010

said Benito's mother, a low-income single mom who works full time. "Without this help, I would never be able to take Benito out into the world, even to do simple things like grocery shopping for fear of what might happen.  I'm worried that he will revert back to the way he was, aggressive, dangerous and unable to interact even with me."

Like the other class members, Benito is entitled to these services under California's Lanterman Act, which was enacted to prevent the institutionalization of developmentally disabled persons.  In particular, the Act prohibits the unilateral termination of authorized and necessary services.

"Raising a child with autism on a limited income is hard enough," said Brian Capra, Staff Attorney at Public Counsel. "ELARC has broken the law meant to protect those families and children and done so in a way that leaves them without options.  It's inexplicable and wrong."

ELARC's termination of DIR is based on a misapplication of the so-called "Trailer Bill," which was passed by the California legislature last July, and prohibits Regional Centers like ELARC from, among other things, funding "experimental treatments."

"Far from being 'experimental,' DIR has successfully treated thousands of children with autism in 33 states and in countries throughout the world," said John Sharer of the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  "Over the past 20 years, it has substantially improved the quality of their lives and has transformed many of these children into fully-functioning, well-adjusted members of society."

ELARC is also the only regional center, out of seven in Los Angeles County, to have misinterpreted the new legislation in this way.  Attorneys for the case have learned that DIR programs are
'/>"/>

SOURCE Public Counsel
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Kingfisher Healthcare (KFH) Achieves World Class Quality Platform
2. ADDA Kicks Off AD/HD Awareness Campaign with Four Regional Conferences Beginning Sept. 29 and Series of Fall Teleclasses
3. A classic method for modeling skin cancer is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
4. First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Philip Morris in Lights Class Action
5. Theater Classes Help Docs Bedside Manners
6. Tarpinian: Misclassification is Theft
7. New class of RNA molecules may be important in human cancer
8. Instrumentation Laboratory Named Top of Class by Respiratory Care Managers
9. Consumer Group: Hillary Clintons Mandatory Health Insurance Purchase Plan is an Act of War on the Middle Class Family That Cant Afford $12k Policy
10. SATELLITE BROADCAST: Consumer Group Says Hillary Clintons Mandatory Health Insurance Plan is an Act of War on the Middle Class that Cant Afford $12k Policy
11. Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against LCA-Vision Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... RxNT , an innovative software solutions ... cloud-based mobile ePrescribing application. The release of this enhanced iPhone app marks the ... in health technology, RxNT was one of the first to build an ePrescribing ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... San Jose, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 02, ... ... connectivity for Internet of Things, announces its latest addition to its screen mirroring ... the existing award-winning Splashtop Extended Wireless Display, which operates in local WIFI setting, ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Density measurement is ... products. Automating sample handling makes density measurements more efficient and error-free. The new ... the automated workflow and the advantages compared to manual sample handling. , The ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Good health and a good cause ... of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) donated $11,000 to the New Jersey Golf Foundation through ... at the start of The Barclays, Horizon BCBSNJ challenged PGA TOUR golfer and NJ ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... Sciences clinical and academic partnership has earned international recognition as a premier center ... disorder that can cause sudden, catastrophic internal bleeding and stroke. , Cure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RxNT Releases Enhanced ePrescribing iPhone App to Improve Prescriber Usability 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Wired XDisplay, the Fastest Screen Sharing Solution for Extending and Mirroring Your Computer Screen to Mobile Devices 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Wired XDisplay, the Fastest Screen Sharing Solution for Extending and Mirroring Your Computer Screen to Mobile Devices 3Health News:New Video from METTLER TOLEDO Shows the Advantages of Sample Handling Automation in Density Determination 2Health News:New Video from METTLER TOLEDO Shows the Advantages of Sample Handling Automation in Density Determination 3Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 2Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 3Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 2Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 3Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 4
... Democratic leadership and State delegations as a possible solution to national ... ... 29, 2008 -- If there has been any one consistent message ... been the party platform initiative to resolve our national health care ...
... online financial planning calculators available to people with disabilities. , ... ... to move forward after a diagnosis of a long-term disability is ... as they can to understand their financial options, according to ...
... and local government clients to engage via GSA. , ... ... emerging software engineering firm dedicated to the life sciences, announced ... GSA IT Schedule 70 provides government customers with the ability to ...
... found , , THURSDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Working ... for people who have survived a stroke and gone ... , "You address two problems these patients have," said ... neurology and neurorehabilitation at the University of Zurich in ...
... VIEW, Calif., Aug. 28 The 2008 European,Hemodialysis Emerging ... in recognition of its pioneering Redsense -- a unique ... during hemodialysis,and may save the lives of many patients"., ... sensor patch. The sensor is,connected to the alarm using ...
... Aug. 28 ISTA Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ... Thomas Weisel,Partners Healthcare Conference at 11:30 a.m. Eastern ... Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA., ISTA,s President ... provide an update on the Company,s commercial and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. Invited to Attend Democratic National Convention 2Health News:Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future 2Health News:Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future 3Health News:Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future 4Health News:Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future 5Health News:Social Security Disability Can Be Key to Financial Future 6Health News:Federal and State Agencies Have Easier Access to 5AM Solutions' Award-Winning Software Services 2Health News:Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan Honours Redsense Medical With the 2008 European Hemodialysis Emerging Company of the Year Award 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan Honours Redsense Medical With the 2008 European Hemodialysis Emerging Company of the Year Award 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015   Physicians Rx ... Bernstein has joined the organization as President and ... recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for ... Chief Executive Officer of Physicians Rx Pharmacy, be responsible ... "We are extremely pleased to bring Gaston on ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hcb7bz/pharmaceutical ) has announced the addition of the ... 2015)" conference to their offering. Regulatory requirements for the ... Peru , Brazil , Mexico ... Paraguay , Venezuela , ... This seminar can be viewed both as an ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cnq7tc/medical_device ... "Medical Device Studies: Clinical Evidence (London, UK - ... This course has been designed ... clinical evidence required for medical devices and in-vitro ... medical devices and the emphasis on high quality, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gaston L. Bernstein Named President and CEO of Physicians Rx Pharmacy 2Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Latin America Seminar - London, UK - November 16-18, 2015 2Medical Device Studies: Clinical Evidence Course - London, UK - November 10-11, 2015 2
... Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: ... into a definitive agreement with Olympus Corporation for the ... Implant, OP-1 Putty, Opgenra and Osigraft, for use in ... includes the sale of the manufacturing facility in Lebanon, ...
... MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 6, 2010 It was announced this ... by DePuy Orthopaedics , a subsidiary of Johnson & ... District of Ohio under U.S. District Judge David A. Katz. ... indicated patients who received the parts required a much higher ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell OP-1 for Use in Orthopaedic Bone Applications to Olympus 2Federal Lawsuits Involving Defective Hip Replacement Parts Consolidated In Ohio 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: