CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- A new bill making it's way through the North Carolina house could change the lives of thousands of children across the state diagnosed with autism.
House Bill 498 was read in the state house Wednesday. It would require state regulated insurance companies to cover autism treatments.
Bob D'Amelio, the father of child with autism and advocate says this bill is critical to children diagnosed with autism.
"Meaning they would supply occupational therapy, speech therapy and behavioral analysis therapy with no limitations," he said.
He told WBTV he still remembers what well-meaning friends told he and his wife 12 years ago when doctors diagnosed their middle child, Christopher with autism.