Consider This: Autism Help - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Consider This: Autism Help

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi had no autism mandate and no autism coverage requirements. Which means no insurance policies in Mississippi were required to offer coverage for autism treatment. Thankfully that changed this week.

Consider This:

Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder has spiked, increasing from 1 in 5000 children diagnosed in 1975 to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates is 1 in 68 children today.

Forty-one states have passed legislation to provide insurance coverage for ASD and now Mississippi will also provide this benefit. 

Now Mississippi families affected by ASD will have more resources and more support to address the challenges caused by this disorder. In today's world where the political process seems permanently broken, it's nice to see when our government does something to positively impact so many lives.

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