Stephen Kanne, associate director of the Thompson Center in Columbia
Hope McPheeters, director of Ella’s Hope for Autism and parent of a 5-year-old with autism
Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative -- Mentioned during the Intersection discussion, this link leads to a set of guidelines for autism identification, diagnosis, and treatment planning.
Autism Fact Sheet -- From the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Autism Insurance Bill FAQ -- From the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
Missouri Autism Insurance Bill -- The text of the actual bill which passed in June 2010
Ella’s Hope website -- Explains the inspiration behind Ella’s Hope; Hope McPheeter’s goal is to give back to the resources that have helped her daughter and to provide scholarships to families to help pay for therapy/treatments
Columbia Missourian article -- Explains Hope McPheeter’s Ella’s Hope foundation; gives background on Ella and the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant that’s she’s trying to get
Ella's Hope entry into the Pepsi Good idea grant project -- Where you can vote for the project to receive grant funding
NPR story from late August -- Explains one woman with autism’s perspective.