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Local Church Offers Vacation Bible School for Children with Autism

July 29, 2014

(July 29, 2014) -- Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois is offering a vacation bible school program this week for children on the autism spectrum and their siblings. The program hopes to bring an autism-friendly experience for families to enjoy together. 

The program will take place each day this week from 5:00 pm to 7:45 pm. For more information and to sign up you can reach out to Kelly Woith at kmwoith1@gmail.com.

You can read more about the program via the flyer below...

Rep. Quigley Urges Congress To Address Autism

May 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) today urged Congress to "come together and pass meaningful policy" benefitting the nation's autism community.

"I am committed to supporting federal funding for autism research and helping families obtain appropriate therapies for children living with autism," Quigley said. "I know my colleagues share this passion with me."

Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Shielding Families From Any Changes Resulting From DSM-5

May 25, 2012

SPRINGFIELD (May 25, 2012)-- The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives gave final approval to a bill amending the state's 2008 autism insurance reform law by assuring that any individual already diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder would not lose benefits as a result of any changes adopted in the upcoming 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

FAQs on the Illinois Autism Insurance Reform Law (Public Act 95)

December 15, 2008

1. What does Public Act 95 do?

Broadly speaking, the Act does two main things:

1. It requires many private insurers to begin covering the costs of diagnostic assessments for autism and of treatments for individuals with autism who are under the age of 21, up to $36,000 per year;

2. It requires that early intervention services are provided by certified early intervention specialists as defined in Illinois law.

FAQs on the Illinois Autism Insurance Reform Law Public Act 95

December 15, 2008

1. What does Public Act 95 do?

Broadly speaking, the Act does two main things:

1. It requires many private insurers to begin covering the costs of diagnostic assessments for autism and of treatments for individuals with autism who are under the age of 21, up to $36,000 per year;

2. It requires that early intervention services are provided by certified early intervention specialists as defined in Illinois law.

FAQs on the Illinois Autism Insurance Reform Law (Public Act 95):

December 15, 2008

1. What does Public Act 95 do?

Broadly speaking, the Act does two main things:

1. It requires many private insurers to begin covering the costs of diagnostic assessments for autism and of treatments for individuals with autism who are under the age of 21, up to $36,000 per year;

2. It requires that early intervention services are provided by certified early intervention specialists as defined in Illinois law.