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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Push for Insurance Mandate in Alabama

Alabama is one of seven states that does not require insurance polices to fully cover what experts call necessary Autism therapies.

Advocates say treatment is needed for proper development, so that means families often have to pay out of pocket.

According to Autism Speaks, the average family with a child with Autism spends $60,000 a year on treatment and therapies.
Katie Clary of the Riley Behavioral and Educational Center in Huntsville says this therapy is critical for kids with Autism in order reach their full potential.
The Autism Society of Alabama has started a petition to push for Autism insurance reform. You can find that petition at