Lieutenant Governor Addresses Local Families on Michigan’s New Autism Legislation

Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley will answer questions about the insurance coverage guaranteed under the new state law. The free seminar, sponsored by the Great Lakes Bay Autism Center, at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum on Thursday, Feb. 21, begins at 6 pm.

The event is part of the GLBAC’s monthly series of family support meetings for local families and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder, along with the professionals who support them.

Calley, who helped lead the way for the insurance legislation and is the father of a daughter with ASD, will provide an overview of the new bills, what treatments are covered, and resources to find qualified providers. He will also talk about Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based treatments. Calley will explain state-regulated and self-funded insurance policies under the new law as well as Medicaid coverage of therapy.

Children with autism are always welcome to attend the monthly meeting. There is no cost to attend, donations will be accepted. RSVPs are recommended to be sure enough qualified volunteers will be available to play with children in the museum. Call the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum at 989-295-7382 for reservations.

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