By Denise Hnytka (WICHITA, Kan)
Ten states already have it, and two are considering it - a law that requires insurance companies cover the treatment of autism.
In Kansas, the bill is called Kate's Law. This session, it didn't make it out of the Senate or the House of Representatives. But this setback isn't stopping the people fighting for it.
Since his diagnosis at age three, Linda Kendrick has watched her grandson improve. Londan, now six years old, is autistic.
"When we got this diagnosis, we didn't know what to do," said Kendrick. "I wanted to know how I could help him and make his life easier and consequently our life easier."
Londan gets individual attention during sessions at Heartspring. Kate's Law would require insurance companies cover this kind of treatment.
"I know a lot of parents would sacrifice a whole bunch if they could find someone even to pay part of their treatment," said Kendrick. "They would sacrifice to find the rest of it."