By Monica E. Oss The big news in the autism sector is that last week President Trump has signed the Autism Care Act (see Trump Signs $1.8 Billion Autism Funding Bill) providing $1.8 billion in funding for autism over the next five years. While there hasn’t been a complete analysis of the bill, it will likely focus funding on research, education, early detection and treatment, and challenges posed by “aging out” of existing programs. This influx of new money and new attention will likely amplify the current trends in autism treatment financing and service delivery—expanding state-level benefit mandates with more specialty managed care and…
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