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Insurance companies could be required to cover Autism therapy

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - State Senators passed a bill on Thursday that would require insurance companies to cover therapy for autistic children six years or younger.

Supporters say early intervention can help children with autism learn to speak and lower later health care costs.

One Albany mother who knows how important early treatment can be, hopes the bill becomes law.

“I know from my own personal experience what a huge impact it has for there to have therapy, especially when children are very young. My son is basically normal because we were able to ge therapy early,” says Albany resident Jackie Dixon.

The bill would cap coverage at $35,000, and would no apply to companies with ten or fewer workers.

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