Judge orders OH autistic boy's intensive treatment

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that Ohio health authorities must begin providing or paying for an intensive treatment for an autistic 2-year-old whose parents say was denied federally mandated treatment.

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  • Steve Kossor

    EPSDT has funded this kind of treatment throughout the US since 1989. In 36 states, including Ohio, EPSDT funding is available regardless of family income. EPSDT is part of the Medicaid Act (which is part of the Social Security Act) and access to EPSDT funds is a Civil Right for disabled children (including those with Autism spectrum disorders) who are enrolled in Medicaid. More information is available at www.ibc-pa.org. More people need to know that EPSDT funding exists, because waiting for a school to step up to the plate to do the right thing is not a viable option in any state....

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