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Legislature Cuts Funding for Autism Therapy From the State Budget
Voice of OC

State lawmakers this month delivered a blow to families with children suffering from autism by cutting from the budget a $50-million fund for a therapy that can be life changing for those with the disorder. The money was cut from the proposed 2013-14 budget package in recent weeks during conference committee negotiations between the Senate and Assembly in Sacramento. Earlier the Senate Budget Committee had included the money for the state Medi-Cal program to cover applied behavior analysis or ABA, which helps children suffering from autism develop social, mobile and verbal skills.