WASHINGTON, DC (January 3, 2013) — President Obama has signed bipartisan legislation creating a one-year pilot program expanding ABA care to all military families through TRICARE, the Pentagon’s healthcare program, a critical first step in improving services for military families raising children with autism.
“Autism Speaks thanks President Obama for taking this sensible step for military families, along with our Congressional champions Rep. John Larson of Connecticut and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York,” said Peter Bell, Autism Speaks executive vice president for programs and services. “At the same time, we restate our intention to make these medical services permanent. Military families who sacrifice so much deserve access to the benefits they have earned.”
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