Raising a child with autism presents many challenges. And many parents in Virginia have suffered another setback. This one was in the form of state legislation.
At least a prt of a new Virginia law designed to mandage insurance coverage for children with autism has been delayed. It requires state licensing for certain providers who handle a significant and costly form of care. The law was supposed to go into effect next month, but a ruling from the state attorney general's office has delayed it. A licensing procedure for applied behavior analysis can't be created until the additional legislation is passed.
Locally, the place where children with autism receive that kind of therapy is at the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center, or BRAAC. It offers a programs programs to help children with autism, ranging from preschol to after-school coaching.
BRAAC has two locations. One in Roanke and another in Buena Vista