Fri May 30, 2008
What promise does Ohio hold for autistic boy from Oklahoma?
By Michael McNutt
Caroline Hall says her family has no choice but to leave Oklahoma because legislators didn't pass a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatments.
Nick's Law: Autism
Caroline and Doug Hall say they are moving to Ohio after state lawmakers...
"The house should be ready to put up for sale next week,” she said.
She and her husband, Doug, are moving to Ohio, where their 4 1/2 -year-old-son, Dougie, can take part in a special scholarship program for autistic children, she said.
Caroline Hall, who works in the physics department at the University of Oklahoma, was one of more than 30 parents who went to the state Capitol for several weeks to encourage legislators to pass the bill known as Nick's Law. The measure passed in the Senate, but died in the House.
"It's been more than a frustration; it's been an outrage,” she said.
Hall said she appreciates the efforts of Sen. Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant, who wrote Nick's Law and got it passed in the Senate.
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