California Autism News Teasers

Schafer Autism Report Supplement

February 1, 2021                    Western U.S.                    Vol. 9 No. 18.1w

State Sen. Looking for Autism Families
With Insurance Hassles

      Soren Tjernell of State Senator Jackie Speier’s office is interested in learning about any problems parents of children with autism have had being reimbursed or covered by health insurance for either diagnosis or treatment.  Specifically, he is interested in the problems with health insurance that arise because the medical health plan and the separate mental health plan disagree over which is responsible for paying.  Please contact Soren at 916-445-0503 or at
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Sacramento Autism Complex Hires New Behavior Analyst

      Sacramento’s Capitol Autism Services, sister company to Land Park Academy, and a leading provider of educational services for the greater Sacramento area, announces the hiring of Michelle King, M.S., B.C.A.B.A., as their new behavior analyst. She will be responsible for case management, community case development, and will team with administration in ensuring consistent, quality services. Her employment begins March 1, 2005.
      "We are lucky to have someone of Michelle’s background and expertise come on board," said Jenise Shin-Lee, executive director. "Michelle will be a perfect fit for us, as we expand services in the greater Sacramento area." "We plan to increase our program options for older children in the community in the coming year," said Ms. Shin-Lee.
      Ms. King’s qualifications include a strong educational background with board certification as an Associate Behavior Analyst, a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, Bachelor’s in Psychology, and ancillary certificates in Professional Assault Response Training, PPS Certificate of Clearance and CPR/First Aid.
      Ms. King has a long history rooted in the Sacramento area with providing services to children with autism as a Behavior Specialist performing residential and in-home consultation; Service Coordinator for Alta California Regional Center assessing, planning and coordinating services for children and adults with disabilities; supervising behavior specialists and instructional assistants at the Yolo County Office of Education, as well as providing consultation and management expertise to a local non-public school and residential organization.