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Educational Services of America looks to early intervention to address the nation’s fastest-growing developmental disorder – autism.

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children falls somewhere on the autism spectrum.

The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is almost five times more common in boys (1 in 42) than girls (1 in 189). Additionally, the CDC estimates it costs at least $17,000 more per year to care for a child with autism, including extra expenditures for healthcare, education and ASD-related therapy.

While there is still no cure for ASD, research has shown early in...

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POOLER, GA –Georgia will soon become the 41st state to mandate insurance for children with Autism.

38 states have Autism Insurance laws. Six states including Georgia have passed Autism bills. Ohio is thinking about it, and five states have no plan to pass any autism bill.

Georgia’s bill is named for Ava Bullard of Lyons. WATCH VIDEO HERE

Ava’s family led an aggressive campaign to persuade lawmakers.

Now that campaign is now changing the future for thousands of children in the Peach State.

At age 2 Ava Bullard was trapped in a dark world, unable to speak.

Her parents took their life’s savings and money from fundraisers in Toombs County to get treatment for her Autism.

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Kayleigh Norton, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, reviews animals and colors

with six-year-old Carl. (Photo:U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Dennis Sloan)

Specialists providing autism care to military families will face a pay cut in the spring, Tricare officials announced Tuesday, as reimbursement rates are reduced by as much as 35 percent for providers in certain locations.

Providers of applied behavior analysis therapy are currently reimbursed at a fixed rate based on education and certification level, regardless of location. Providers with a doctorate or master’s degree are paid an hourly rate of $125, those with a bachelor’s degree, $75; and technicians, $50.

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Raising awareness for Autism is a first step in helping a child diagnosed with ASD. We ask Valdosta community to join us in raising awareness and treatment options for Autism and children with Developmental Disability. Together we can make a difference.

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Raising Autism Awareness and importance of Early Intervention

New parents we often ask questions if our children are developing the rate that they should. Autism is last thing on our mind. Raising awareness and education on signs and symptoms of Autism will allow a child with ASD to receive early intervention, therapies, academic intervention. Knowing typical developmental milestones can help parent’s recognize if their children need early intervention.

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