For autism treatment, insurance an issue3 min read . Updated: 06 Apr 2019, 11:04 AM IST
- Under the National Trust Act 1999, the government offers Niramaya Health Insurance scheme for autistic patients
- Currently, Star Health Insurance is the only private insurer in the market with an insurance plan specifically for autism
Mumbai: Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental condition that affects a person’s social communication and play skills, can be seen in children as young as 8-12 years of age. According to research by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, 1 in 59 children have autism in their country. “In the absence of good research studies and official numbers, we generally look at the US numbers because it is fairly global," said Dr Koyeli Sengupta, director of Autism Intervention Services at Mumbai-based Ummeed Child Development Center.
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