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Autism and Therapy Insurance

Its no different in the medical world when it comes to autism and therapy insurance as it is for anyone else.

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If you’ve got the money they’ve got the time. Too many times we find people with ASD, autism and therapy insurance is unavailable.

Only so much is covered and most of the treatment and therapy programs are out of reach for anyone uninsured or under insured.

The story of Liam Hendrix is a happy story. His family was able to afford the therapy and the great part is that he greatly benefited from it.

The story has been told by Phil Rainier, Scripps-Howard Excellence in Journalism winner and Healthline Reporter for WAFB channel 9 in Baton Rouge,LA…

Like most 16-year-olds, Liam doesn’t mind spending some time on the couch watching TV. He  also loves learning about sea creatures. I asked him, “What’s your favorite sea mammal?” “Dolphins. ” Liam is a poster child for how far a child who has been diagnosed with autism can come. He loves to cook…

Liam’s mom Shelly Hendrix says it hasn’t always been able to do that.  “When he was two years old he was either screaming or crying.”  At 17 months, Liam lost all interest in trying to speak. He wouldn’t point or even try to make eye contact.  Today he can have a conversation with anyone. She says, “He’s more interested in talking about the things he’s interested in, but the fact that he’s having a conversation at all is a miracle.” A miracle his mom believes is directly linked to years of very specialized therapy.

It’s treatment not all families can afford for their autistic children.  Shelly says, “I work with families all across the country whose children are the same age as Liam who aren’t able to do that.”…

His progress has been so remarkable, his mom calls it a recovery. Sadly, not every child with autism will respond to therapy as well as Liam. To Shelly Hendrix and Autism Speaks that doesn’t matter. She says every family should able to afford to give their autistic child a chance to get better.

Read the story here…

Liams mom is a Director for Autism Speaks and she spends time trying to get the legislature to enact laws that extend or expand insurance coverage for those afflicted with autism spectrum disorders. We wish her all the success she deserves, please share this with others and leave a comment in support if you do.

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