On April 2, 2018, World Autism Awareness Day, Idaho became the 47th state to provide health insurance coverage of autism treatment. Behavior Imaging founders Ron and Sharon Oberleitner have been longtime advocates of more treatment options for families, and attended the signing at Governor Butch Otter’s office with their son, Robby.
“Families around the state will gain coverage they’ve never had before.”
“Autism insurance reform coming to Idaho means so much,” said CEO Ron Oberleitner. “Organizations have recognized the importance of families having access to better health and treatment options that are covered by insurance. Families around the state will gain coverage they’ve never had before.”
In addition to World Autism Awareness Day, the signing of the bill coincides with Behavior Imaging’s release of a new original song, “If You Shine a Light on Me.” The song is a partnership with musician Ned Evett to bring awareness to the potential for telemedicine to improve autism care. Mr. Evett performed the song at the bill signing.