Herald-Leader: Autism bill puts Kentucky at forefront

Tucked into the flurry of legislation that passed the General Assembly last week was a landmark autism bill that will mean more Kentucky children with autism spectrum disorders will receive the intensive treatment they need.

The Senate on Thursday gave unanimous approval to House Bill 159, which requires large group and state-employee insurance policies to provide a maximum annual coverage of $50,000 for children ages 1 to 6 with autism. Children ages 7 to 21 would be eligible for a maximum benefit of $1,000 a month or $12,000 a year for autism treatment. Herald-Leader, April 5, 2010