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Treatment for More Than 13,500 Autistic Children In California Hangs in Balance at Tuesday Court Hearing, Says Consumer Watchdog
Sacramento Bee

A California Appellate Court in Los Angeles will consider a long-running dispute at a Tuesday afternoon hearing about insurance companies’ obligations to cover a critical treatment for autistic children. The case, brought by the non-profit Consumer Watchdog, will also determine if families previously forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for autism treatment should be reimbursed by their insurance companies. The treatment at issue, known as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), has been found to be the most effective treatment for autistic children.