On August 28th, the Autism Academy was proud to host State Rep. James Smith at its monthly “Family & Friends Night,” a free gathering for whole families experiencing an autism diagnosis. Rep. Smith, a legislative champion for families impacted by autism, toured the Academy’s facility, joined families for supper, and updated parents on developments at the Statehouse, including efforts to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for Applied Behavior Analysis treatments and to expand private insurance coverage to South Carolinians with individual and small group policies.