Month: October 2014

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including behavioral health treatments such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). An estimated

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Autism, developmental delays linked to pesticide exposure during pregnancy

Increases the risk of developmental delays and autism in children by two-thirds Exposure to several common agricultural pesticides during pregnancy increases the risk of developmental delays and autism in children by two-thirds, a new study found. While researchers did not

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New voucher program helps Florida students with special needs

Adriana Mantilla knew traditional school settings weren’t working for her gifted but autistic son. Ten-year old Armando had tried a private school, but the staff didn’t have the expertise he needed. Public school classrooms were too big and distracting, the

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