Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013  Posted by  Laws, Youth & Schools

Keith Norman reports:

A bill under consideration in the North Dakota Legislature is prompting concern among some parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders. The bill, Senate Bill 2193, creates a database of information about autistic people and establishes the position of a state autism coordinator.

“I have minor concerns about it all but what is extremely upsetting is the mandated database,” said Amanda Lausch, mother of 5-year-old Ariella who has an autism spectrum disorder. “Whoever diagnoses them is required to report it to the state. It requires a physical exam and the state can collect any other information it deems appropriate.”

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