Researchers at the University of Nebraska Omaha have been working to help identify babies who are showing early signs of autism spectrum disorder. They look for missed developmental milestones, such as an inability to track objects with their eyes, the ability to sit upright, or responding to parents’ voices. Children as young as four months are now being tested for autism disorder. Early tests have been proven to be critical for a healthier life for both parent and child.
Even though this is a great step towards creating a healthier life for children with autism in Nebraska, the state still remains as one of just 17 in the United States that does not require insurance companies to cover medical care for children with autism. The state currently has a bill in the process of being passed in congress titled LB 505 that would rectify the situation.
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