Gov. Cuomo signs autism bill that will allow behavioral analysis

Updated: 01/10/2014 11:15 PM
Created: 01/10/2014 6:02 PM WHEC.com

A local organization says a bill Governor Cuomo signed Friday is great news for children with autism and their families.

The bill allows more specialists to perform Applied Behavioral Analysis. ABA a type of therapy experts say has proven to be successful with those who have autism.

Local Assemblyman Joe Morelle wrote the bill.

Sarah Milko, Executive Director of Autism Up says, this will give more families an opportunity to access this treatment. 

“If you can't afford therapies you know are going to help your child. It’s devastating. So now those who have insurance coverage can go out and get this ABA therapy for their child with autism and their insurance companies will pay for it. So it's huge.”  

The law takes effect July first.

It will also allow students studying this kind of treatment to be able to stay in New York to pursue their careers.


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