A new Autism Law goes into effect on November 1, 2012. This law requires that state regulated health insurance plans offer coverage for such things as screening, diagnosis and some treatments for autism spectrum disorders. For a summary of coverage, click here.
On July 9th, Governor Cuomo signed a new cyber bullying law which will go into effect on July 1, 2013. The law addresses how schools should develop staff training and protocols to deal with and respond to cyber bullying cases. More information can be found here.