Yesterday Virgina congress passed a bill along with 4 of the 5 amendments the governor made. You can read the article here. What does this mean it means that for the first time by law in the state of Virgina autism is a medical diagnosis. With that insurance companies must pay for appropriate medical treatments. The catch only kids from age 2 - 6. But it is a start. Rome was not built in a day and we have our first stepping stone. The Virgina Autism Project played a huge role in getting this piece of legislation passed, and to them we say Thank You!
This is bittersweet to a lot of us. While it does not help kids like Roger as they are too old it does help many families in Virgina. As I said it is a starting point, we have to start somewhere.