New Bill To Help Alabama Families With Autistic Children Pay For Therapy

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A new law now in effect will help families pay for therapy for children with autism.

Some of Alabama’s most powerful companies fought this bill tooth and nail, But a mother we spoke with says her son is the poster child as to why this autism bill was needed.

Like any six year old boy, Liam loves toys, but what you don’t know is he has autism.

Catey Hall, Liam’s mom, lead the charge to get Alabama lawmakers to pass a bil requiring Insurance companies to cover ABA or Applied behavior analysis therapy under their plans.

Hall credits therapy for helping Liam transition into kindergarten

Until this law, Hall paid for therapy out of packet.

Melanie Jones with the Alabama Autism Society says families often times feel lost, many times families aren’t aware of what autism is.

Jones says Alabama Autism Society is another source for families, she says Alabama is really progressing, unlike 10 years ago where there was hardly anything for families.

For children that are on public plans like All Kids, and Medicaid their coverage starts now.

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