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Autism walk supports Ava's Law

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Hundreds of people came to Hardaway High School Saturday morning to raise money for families with autistic children.

They were also there to raise support for Ava's Law. It's a proposed bill that would make it a requirement for insurance companies in Georgia to cover autism treatment. Anna Bullard said her daughter Avaa was diagnosed with autism when she was around 2 years old. Bullard said she was told the treatment was very expensive and insurance didn't cover it.

Through family and friends she was able to provide treatment for Ava but Bullard is trying to get this legislation passed so other families don't have such a hard time.

"If a child in South Carolina and in Florida and in California and all these other states, if they have the opportunity to get better so should Ava. Georgia should not stop children from making progress.

Bullard has been working on this bill since 2009. On November 18th legislators will vote on whether or not to recommend Ava's Law.

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