Battle Erupts Over Changes in California Autism Coverage

Hilary Baldi can’t get her mind around the idea that she might have to stop seeing many of the children with autism whom she has been helping for years.
Thousands of children receiving autism services could be forced to look for new providers under new state rules.
Baldi has been running a nonprofit called Behavioral Intervention for Autism for 23 years now. She has offices in Emeryville and Fresno.
But now she fears she will have to shutter the Fresno office and discontinue therapy for about two-thirds of the 80 children she sees. Read more.