Kansas Legislation For Autism Treatment Coverage And Applied Behavioral Analysis
At the beginning of 2014, Kansas House Bill 2531 was introduced. This bill proposes insurance coverage for autism therapy for children , but many believe the coverage is not sufficient.
On today's Central Standard we discuss what Kansas will do about the shortcomings of this bill and what the proposed solutions might be. Also, we explore exactly what ABA is and how the therapy works to improve behavioral issues in children with autism.
- Dan Matthews, owner of Summit Behavioral Services
- Dr. Lisa Rusinko, executive director at Summit Center for Child Development with Summit Behavioral Services
- Mike Wasmer, associate director of state government affairs at Autism Speaks
- Jennifer Smith, executive director of the Heartland Chapter of the Autism Society of America