NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)—A legislative committee has put a limit on mental health benefits for people using Medicaid, and more cuts are expected in the near future.
Jessica Skordal said she is worried because the cutbacks could affect the treatments for her autistic child. Her 3-year-old son Dawson was diagnosed in February.
“Dawson’s a twin, so I have a walking talking example of what a normal child should be,” Skordal said. “So that’s when I really started noticing that his twin brother Jackson was doing things just a lot differently than he was.”
In June, Skordal and her husband discovered No Limits Pediatric Therapy in Bentonville. They determined Dawson needed more hours in physical, occupational and speech therapy. Now he spends three hours, four days a week at No Limits and one day a week with a developmental therapist.
“Since then my son’ …
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