President Elect Barack Obama on Autism: "A new dawn of American leadership is at

(November 5, 2008) President Elect Barack Obama's win last night may prove to be a win for the autism community as well.  In his campaign statement on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Obama has committed to bringing autism insurance reform to our entire nation.

His statement reads, Obama and Biden "will mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment and will also continue to work with parents, physicians, providers, researchers, and schools to create opportunities and effective solutions for people with ASD."