Special Health Needs

Children Struggle to Access Autism Treatment

  By Julie Kornack, Center for Autism and Related Disorders With a prevalence of 1 in every 59 children, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become increasingly commonplace. In turn, the growing autism advocacy community has been extraordinarily effective in engendering the political will to enact laws intended to ensure that individuals with ASD have access […]

Medicaid Benefits for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Bridgeport, West Virginia and join the experts behind the Mountaineer Autism Project for their 2018 conference. The conference brought together families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the providers who serve them. I helped kick things off by outlining the Medicaid benefits for children with ASD, […]

Melanie’s Story: A New Sense of Normal

Previously, Austin shared the story of bringing baby girl Melanie into her family’s life, and how TRICARE and Medicaid helped cover her child’s complex medical needs. Today, this amazing mom shares more about Melanie’s medical journey, and how, inspired by their youngest, this family became health care policy advocates. This blog was originally published by […]