WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is proposing a new initiative directed at boosting autism screening, treatment and research.
Her plan, which will be unveiled Tuesday as part of her two-day campaign tour through Iowa, was previewed in a statement.
According to the campaign, Clinton’s plan will push states to require private insurers to cover autism services. It will also expand employment and housing opportunities for those impacted by the disorder.
Clinton also plans to extend new resources and establish public-private partnerships that will ensure a post-graduation transition plan for students with autism.