Autism Awareness Month In PA

HARRISBURG – A resolution designating this month as Autism Awareness Month was passed unanimously in the PA Senate. Sen. John Sabatina of Philadelphia says the Keystone State is trying to make sure that all who are on the autism spectrum get the help they need. An estimated one in 68 children in the United States are living with an autism spectrum disorder. Sabatina says one of the main purposes of Autism Awareness Month is to give people a true picture of autism. Early intervention and support services are the best way to help families navigate, cope, and adapt to the diagnosis of autism. As autistic children grow into adults, they will need support from state programs such as the Bureau of Autism Services, part of the PA Department of Human Services. State law requires private health insurers to cover the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Children under 21 years of age are eligible for up to 36 thousand dollars in autism services.



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