The State of
OFFICE OF SENATOR JAY PAUL GUMM
February 25, 2008
State Capitol: (405) 521-5586
Durant: (580) 924-2221
Senator, Families with Autistic Children
Schedule Capitol News Conference
Senator Gumm and the parents will discuss legislative efforts to require health insurance policies to cover autism related diagnosis and treatment. Gumm, D-Durant, was author of SB 1537, also known as “Nick’s Law”; that measure was not heard in the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee. Among the parents joining Senator Gumm will be Wayne Rohde, the father of Nick Rohde, the inspiration for “Nick’s Law.” Mr. Rohde and other parents will be available to discuss the challenges faced by families with autistic children.
The news conference also will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.oksenate.gov; you can reach the streaming video by clicking on the link “Senate Audio-Video, 419-C”.
For more information, please contact Senator Gumm at the above contacts or