Under the proposed mandate, Applied behavioural analysis and a range of behavioural therapies will be available and covered by the county’s health insurance program.
The Witchita Eagle feature Hollie Chtistiansen, mother of four year old Brody, who has had “four open-heart surgeries. Six heart catheterizations. Six different medicines. Hundreds of doctor appointments.”
“It was such a shock they weren’t going to pay for this. We had all the support we needed for medical, but we weren’t getting any support for the behavioural issues really affecting the quality of his life.”