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Crist Extends Autism Taskforce

April 2nd, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is asking a taskforce charged with helping autistic children to keep working.

Crist was joined by Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino at the state capitol to sign an executive order extending the Taskforce on Autism Spectrum Disorder until 2011. Marinos son was diagnosed with autism 18 years ago. Marino said he felt overwhelmed at the time.

We didnt really know where to turn and to think of today you know 18 years later, the awareness, the millions of people around the world today are representing autism and all the good things about helping children with developmental disabilities is pretty special, said Marino.

Last year Marino joined Governor Crist is supporting legislation requiring insurance companies increase coverage for autistic kids.

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