Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Long Wait for Autism Services in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana families of children with autism are facing years-long wait for access to state services, a wide geographic disparity in care, and shrinking resources for those children when they become adults.
That grim assessment was offered Monday to the Indiana Commission on Autism, a legislative study group charged with making recommendations for how to improve care and services for more than 40,000 Hoosiers who have been diagnosed the disorder.
"Our need for services far outstrips the resources that we've devoted to this as a state," said John Dickerson, executive director of The Arc of Indiana advocacy group.

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