Cagle, Unterman to discuss Autism bill today

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Cagle, Unterman to discuss Autism bill today

Sen. Renee Unterman, Lt. Governor Cagle and Several Other Senators to Hold Autism Press Conference

ATLANTA (April 2, 2014) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and several other Georgia State Senators will hold a press conference TODAY, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to discuss the rising prevalence of Autism nationwide. The press conference will feature recently released data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) showing that one in 68 children are now diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Sen. Unterman is one of Georgia’s strongest child welfare advocates and worked tirelessly during the 2014 legislative session to pass measures aimed at protecting Georgia’s youngest citizens. One of these bills, the Kids Care Act, would have provided insurance coverage for children suffering with Autism Spectrum Disorder and enabled further research to be conducted to treat children with seizure disorders. This legislation ultimately failed to achieve final passage during the final hours of the 2014 Session and will require additional legislative action if not addressed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

During the press conference, Sen. Unterman, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and several other Georgia State Senators will further highlight the continued need for Autism coverage and discuss initiatives aimed at reducing the disorder’s overall impact on the state.

WHAT: Press Conference

WH0: Sen. Renee Unterman, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and several Georgia State Senators

WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Georgia State Capitol, South Wing Steps

206 Washington Street, S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30334

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