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Medi-Cal Autism Coverage To Start Soon
California Healthline

In a draft plan for providing autism therapy to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, state officials tentatively set a date of Sept. 15 for the services to begin. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. That is big news for low-income families of roughly 4,000 to 6,000 children in California who have need of the medically necessary, standard-of-care treatment known as applied behavior analysis — or ABA therapy, said Kristin Jacobson, president of Autism Deserves Equal Coverage, a statewide advocacy group based in Burlingame.