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Historic Autism Legislation Signed

May 20th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Governor Charlie Crist signed historic legislation today, guaranteeing insurance coverage for autism therapy for very young children. The Therapy is deisned to main stream children. Former Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marinos son is autistic. Marion has been fighting to help other kids for more than a decade and says they deserve the same therapy he was able to afford for his son.

Dan Marino Speaks Out

As you know, my son Michael is 20 three days ago,” Marino said. “He is doing very well. Hes in college, doing well. He is a direct result of early intervention. He is a direct result of occupational therapies, speech therapies, things you need to do at an early age starting at two years old, maybe younger. Just think about that, he got all those opportunities and I think thats why hes where hes at today.

The insurance coverage is limited to 36 thousand dollars a year with a 200 thousand dollar maximum benefit.

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