“CARD is one of the world’s largest organizations successfully treating individuals with autism we are happy to present this informational seminar to the local autism community,” said Clinical Manager Mary Ann Cassell.
The law went into effect January 1, 2012 and requires insurance companies to provide evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies for children ages 2 through 6 with a $35,000 annual cap. The Virginia autism community joined forces to pass this legislation and financially relieve many families. A great deal of confusion still exists amongst parents who are dealing with their insurance providers. The CARD seminar will inform attendees what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, effective strategies to maximize benefits, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with S 1062 / H 2467 and what to know during open enrollment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making autism more prevalent than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and childhood AIDS combined. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that is marked by the presence of impaired social interaction and communication and a restricted repertoire of activities and interests.
“We know that many parents and practitioners are in need of this valuable information and are excited to teach them how to access coverage,” said Cassell.
RSVP is required by November 26. To register contact Stacey Price at S.Price@centerforautism.com.
About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.:
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world’s largest and most successful organizations treating children with autism spectrum disorders using state-of-the-