Parents of autistic children also lead the charge for better services elsewhere. FEAT organizations and similar parent driven groups have led the fight in other jurisdiction in North America. In Ontario the Ontario Autism Coalition is preparing to insert autism issues into the impending election in that province. South Carolina saw an incredible effort led by three determined mothers who wrote a bill requiring greater autism coverage and lobbied to get it through the SC legislature even overriding the South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's veto. The law takes effect July 1, 2008,
Morning Edition, August 16, 2007 · Coverage for the therapies and treatment associated with autism is limited in most states. But a growing number of states are mandating more complete coverage for this condition.
South Carolina just passed a law requiring greater coverage. Three mothers of autistic children joined together to write the bill and push it through the legislature, over the governor's veto.