Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Autism Rules in Pennsylvania Has Some Paying for Once Free Services

PITTSBURGH – Parents of children with autism are protesting new rules that took effect Monday in Pennsylvania, which will require parents at certain income levels to partially pay for services that used to be free.
Nicki Gratton, of Plum, is one of them. She has three children. Jeremy has cerebral palsy and Riley has pervasive developmental disorder, which is a type of autism.
Gratton told KDKA-TV’s Dr. Maria Simbra that three home visits per week to help her with her children’s behavior issues have “been a God-send.”

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