Eleven year old Jarret Breznai is autistic.
His mom describes Jarret as funny, sweet and more honest than most kids.
Ann Breznai says his autistic diagnosis almost ate up the family savings. "Just off the bat it cost us $5,000 to get the diagnosis. They didn't even cover that, the diagnosis," said Breznai.
That's when Ms. Breznai became a member of AIM: Autism Insurance Michigan.
Her group urged Michigan legislators to include autism under health insurance plans. The measure was recently passed. "Any insurance company that writes a policy in Michigan has to include treatment and therapy for autism," she said.
Ironically, that's why Jarret will not be covered. Both his parents work in Toledo. Ohio doesn't have autism coverage. "Which means our policies come out of Toledo but I'm a Michigan resident" says Ms. Breznai.NOTE: THE WTOL REPORT SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT MS. BREZNAI FOUNDED AIM.