December 05, 2012

U.S. Senate Passes Gillibrand Amendment to Cover Care for Military Kids with Autism and Other Disabilities

Gillibrand Amendment in 2013 Defense Bill Lifts Restrictions on Treatment for Tens of Thousands of Military Children Suffering from Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

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Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013, which includes Gillibrand’s amendment that would cover behavioral treatment for military children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Based on the USA Heroes Act that Senator Gillibrand authored and introduced in 2009, this bipartisan amendme