Clinton Unveils New Autism Initiative in Iowa

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 statement, 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.

Beyond that, Clinton plans to offer new resources and establish public-private partnerships which will ensure a post-graduation transition plan for students with autism.

Ironically, according to a report by the US Department of Education as brought by the Los Angeles Times, autism is not as much of an issue there; statistically there are 10 times more cases of autism in Minnesota than in Iowa.