Alexandra Carter reports at WHNT-TV:
43 states and the District of Columbia have mandated insurance coverage for autism therapies. Alabama is one of just 7 states that does not, local advocates are pushing to change that.
They're doing so by launching a social media campaign and petition #autismmatters to spread awareness and get legislation passed so children with autism in Alabama can get the therapy they need.
"We need to do something here. It's about time. We're one of the only states left who have not passed this bill," said Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Executive Director of Madison Behavior Therapy Lindsay Chapman.http://whnt.com/2016/02/12/autismmatters-campaign-to-mandate-insurance-coverage-for-autism-therapies-in-alabama/
Advocates from the Autism Society of Alabama plan to present their concerns to state legislators in person on March 15th in Montgomery.