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As Charlie Daniels would say, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”  Notwithstanding that my own home state of South Carolina was an early leader in autism insurance reform, several Southern states are still lacking insurance coverage for autism treatments.  As such, the Autism Speaks Advocacy Team has hit the road down south!  We’re working in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi as well as a handful of other states scattered around the country. 

This post is by Ali Dyer

“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” – Mother Teresa

This guest blog post is by Courtney Gondoli, a mother of two children on the autism spectrum from Brockport, N.Y. Courtney's son Joey was nonverbal when he was diagnosed as a toddler but now at age 4 he has started speaking. The video below shows Joey and his mom singing their favorite post-bathtime song.