Legislation's impact on the state
In addition to easing individual families’ financial burden, widespread coverage of ABA and other autism services impacts the state as a whole. The predicament that Radcliff and Finn faced in West Virginia, where there were very few certified ABA therapists because it was not covered by the state, is the opposite in a place like Florida. Because it is covered and recognized as a legitimate medical service, there is a whole industry surrounding autism services, and certified, experienced therapists are readily available to help kids like Max thrive. The school system is also better prepared to help children with autism succeed.