Anna Bullard, whose daughter, Ava, inspired the 2015 law, said advocates hope to convince lawmakers to raise that age cap. But she said they were also thankful for their successes.
“The governor added coverage for state employees with the state health plan in 2014, Ava’s Law finally passed in 2015 and now we close the gap with the Governor adding Medicaid coverage for autism this year,” said Bullard, adding that advocates were thankful to Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle “for their passion and commitment to Georgia’s children and families. Lives will be changed forever and today families have hope that they have never had.”