The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented new findings that revealed as many as one in 88 children in the United States are now diagnosed with autism. Autism is treatable. Many states are responding to what is now described as an epidemic by offering more services for children and adults with autism.
Easter Seals has prepared a state-of-the-state report of autism services in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The profiles highlight the number of children with autism who have received the state’s special education services, state insurance coverage for autism if available, Medicaid services specific for individuals with autism, educational programs provided to students with autism or training that focused on autism, special education criteria, other state-led resources, and sponsors of autism legislation.
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District of Columbia