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State funding reinstated for experimental autism treatment
Los Angeles Times

A judge gave final approval Monday to a settlement agreement allowing families of autistic children in eastern Los Angeles County to receive a state-funded therapy for the disorder.

Last year, the Eastern Los Angeles County Regional Center, a nonprofit agency that coordinates state-funded services for the disabled, informed more than 100 families that it was discontinuing the treatment — known as the DIR model — as a result of state budget cuts.