(September 22, 2014) - Josh Bailey, a senior high school varsity football player from Michigan has quite the story. Josh was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and was non-verbal until the age of 3 ½. Josh said he struggled making friends and fitting in with peers, but football changed everything for him. Currently Bailey, stands at 6-feet-6 and weighs 270 pounds, and is living his dream playing football under the Friday night lights for his school.
The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014: Dark green depicts counties where only certain municipalities are covered.
A high school student with autism in Taylor, Mich. was treated to a special surprise when he was voted homecoming king last Friday. Tyler Nunnery beat out all the basketball and football players at Truman High School and got to dance with homecoming queen Kristen Baily at homecoming on Saturday.
DETROIT (July 11, 2013) -- GM and Chrysler have begun to voluntarily offer expanded health insurance benefits for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), to their employees and efforts are underway to convince Ford to also improve its coverage. GM offers the benefits nationally; Chrysler has begun by offering benefits to its Michigan-based workforce.
LANSING (October 18, 2012) -- The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) will field complaints from consumers experiencing difficulty accessing benefits under the state's new autism insurance reform law. The complaints would relate to:
Students at Michigan's Linden High School recently voted Danny Leideker, an 18-year-old teenager with autism spectrum disorder, homecoming king. This seems to be part of a growing trend of students embracing those with differences, according to an article in The Huffington Post.