Despite Federal Directive, Texas Denies Medicaid Coverage For An Autism Therapy

Like many parents of children with autism, Braulio De La Cruz sought an expensive therapy called applied behavioral analysis — or ABA — when his son Noah Leonardo was diagnosed last year.
Noah, now 3 years old, qualifies for Medicaid coverage because he had been approved for Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, and his neurologist sent paperwork to get the …
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