For the past fifty years, the US and State legislatures have enacted legislation that has transformed the service landscape for people with autism and other disabilities. Only recently, however, has research examined the impact of these policies on people with autism and their families. This presentation will summarize research that examines the effects of some of those policies, including autism insurance mandates, Medicaid policies, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The presentation also will include a discussion of the particular importance of this research in the current political climate and future directions for policy and services research in health care and education.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania