This January brought good news to families with autistic children. Six states rang In New Year with stronger autism insurance laws. As of January 1, 2015 thousands of children with autism now have coverage for behavioral health treatment and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Kansas, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Maine and Maryland mark the states where coverage for diagnosis and treatment now are expanded or newly available. This makes a total of 38 states that require coverage and treatment for autism. Utah will also be expanding coverage in 2016.