Thursday, January 21, 2010

Advocates Want More Providers

Autism advocates and parents of children with autism say there are not enough behavioral providers in Allegheny county to provide treatment to children with autism.

According to an autism census released by the state last month, Allegheny County has one of the highest rates of autism incidences in the state. Cindy Waeltermann, Director of Autism Centers of Pittsburgh says her agency has received about 50 calls in the last 6 months from people who can't get wrap-around services for their children. Some families wait for six months to a year, she says.

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