Families’ Pleas to Holcomb Spark Nationwide Coverage of Indiana’s Proposed Cuts to Autism Care

Last week’s rally at the Indiana Governor’s Residence, where families and allies of children with autism called on Governor Holcomb to stop proposed cuts to autism therapy, has garnered national media attention.

The story ran in nearly 40 U.S. cities explaining that the proposal for Indiana Medicaid would cut rates for Autism care nearly in half. The coverage also spotlighted concerns raised by many parents and therapists who rallied in support of autism services on Wednesday.

Indiana legislator Becky Cash (District 25) was quoted explaining the burden that would be placed on Indiana public schools if autism therapy centers are forced to close and thousands of children with autism were sent into the public school system. “Our schools cannot, in January, absorb these kids and the needs of these children won’t be met in the schools.”

Coverage areas include:

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Fort Wayne, IN
  3. Cincinnati, OH
  4. New York, NY
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Washington, DC
  7. Abilene, TX
  8. Grand Rapids, MI
  9. St. Louis, MO
  10. Lafayette, IN
  11. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  12. Wausau, WI
  13. Pittsburgh, PA
  14. Grand Rapids, MI
  15. Lafayette, LA
  16. Tucson, AZ
  17. Santa Barbara, CA
  18. Idaho Falls, ID
  19. Burlington, VT
  20. Milwaukee, WI
  21. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  22. New Orleans, LA
  23. Austin, TX
  24. Charlottesville, VA
  25. Pittsburgh, PA
  26. Los Angeles, CA
  27. San Diego, CA
  28. Sioux Falls, SD
  29. Denver, CO
  30. San Francisco, CA
  31. Rochester, MN
  32. Seattle, WA
  33. Salisbury, MD
  34. Philadelphia, PA
  35. Charlottesville, VA
  36. Portland, OR
  37. Sioux City, IA
  38. Lincoln, NE
  39. Palm Springs, CA
  40. Fargo, ND
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