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Judge Orders Autistic Boy's Intensive Treatment

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A federal judge says Ohio health authorities must begin providing or paying for an intensive treatment for an autistic 2-year-old whose parents allege he was denied federally mandated treatment.

Robert and Holly Young of Williamsburg filed a lawsuit in Cincinnati last month accusing the state of discriminating against children with autism by failing to provide a treatment known as applied behavioral analysis. The ruling this week ordered their son's treatment to be provided or paid for as the case proceeds. It follows an earlier order for provision of basic services.

The judge noted the boy turns 3 next week. That means he will be covered under a different part of the law applying to older children with disabilities. The judge said that doesn't affect the provision of intervention services.

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