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Bill aimed at helping pay for therapy for autistic children debated in legislature

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A bill aimed at helping Nebraska parents pay for therapy for their autistic children finally gets debated in the final days of the legislative session.
Senator Colby Coash's bill was adopted as an amendment on a larger piece of legislation dealing with insurance companies.

John Harms is one state senator who supports this bill. He says that early intervention helps autistic children as well as their parents.

Harms adds that the science and research that is being done on autistic children is phenomenal, but there is still a long ways to go.
"But by providing services and insurance companies helping parents pay for these services, I believe we'll have much better success than we are having today with an autistic child," says Harms.
Senator Coash says he will bring it back to the table next year if it does not get final approval this legislative session.

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