Governor Nathan Deal to Sign Autism Bill

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ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign an autism insurance coverage bill called “Ava’s law” today at 11:30 a.m.

The bill passed last month forces insurance companies to cover treatment for autistic children 6 years old or younger.

After Deal signs this bill into law, insurance companies will have to provide $35,000 in coverage a year.

Anna Bullard says she and her daughter Ava have been pushing to this law change for seven years.

“All the hard work and all the people who pushed back on us and said this will never happen,” Bullard said. “That’s the part when I”m driving in my care I think, ‘Oh my God. We changed a law in Georgia.”

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