House Passes Important Autism Related Bills

April 26, 2019

The House of Representatives passed three important autism related bills on Wednesday, the first of which I authored: 

H.B. 6184, An Act Concerning Access to Information on Early Childhood Interventions

The bill will require (1) the Office of Early Childhood to develop a document concerning developmental milestones experienced by children from birth to age five and information on how to access the Child Development Infoline, and (2) child care centers, group child care homes and family child care homes to post copies of such document prominently on the premises of such centers and homes and distribute copies of such document to parents and guardians of children under the age of five enrolled in such homes.

H.B. 5559An Act Concerning Communication between Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Law Enforcement Officers

The bill requires the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to make available, upon request by a person with autism spectrum disorder, a blue envelope to contain such person's operator's license, registration and insurance card.

H.B. 7168An Act Concerning Transitional Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The bill would ensure that persons with autism spectrum disorder receive services from the Department of Developmental Services and are eligible for Medicaid coverage despite family earnings.

We are taking important steps to ensure individuals with autism spectrum disorder are supported.