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Injuction Filed In Bexar County Autism Lawsuit

Wendy Rigby
Texas Public Radio
The lawsuit on behalf of the three Bexar County boys with autism was filed on Dec. 6, 2016.

Attorneys for three Bexar county children with autism filed a preliminary injunction today, asking a judge to order state Medicaid to cover the cost of therapy for them until a ruling is made.

In U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio, lawyers for the twin boys and a teenager claim Medicaid should pay the cost of Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy.

Denying this treatment to Medicaid recipients is "an economic injustice that will affect these children for the rest of their lives," according to a Disability Rights Texas attorney involved in the case.

Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.