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Nebraska governor signs bill for Autism treatment


SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman stopped in South Sioux City Monday, the day he signed Nebraska's new Autism bill into law.

Governor Heineman told the crowd of South Sioux City leaders that the Autism bill is very personal for him.

He met a child with Autism at a parent teacher conference, Jacob, who is now referred to as 'the Governor's buddy.'

The bill will cause some health insurance plans in the state to provide coverage for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism until the child turns 21.

"This is kind of personal for me. I've learned a lot about Autism because of Jacob. It's going to be important for Nebraska and for our state to move forward," Governor Heineman said.

Governor Heineman signed the bill alongside Jacob and other families affected by Autism.

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