Many parents have struggled in the fight for autism insurance coverage and treatment rights. Ava’s Story is about a young girl who presented symptoms of a more severe form of autism spectrum disorder. Her mother Anna Bullard fought hard for her daughter’s autism treatments and went on a quest to understand Applied Behavior Analysis and ended up paying countless thousands of dollars. Ava went from an individual who was non-verbal and only eating when 101 Dalmatians the cartoon movie was playing to a verbally expressive young lady after intensive autism behavior treatments.
Ms. Bullard currently works with the Early Autism Project as the Director of Community Outreach. The organization serves kids with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 months to 21-years old.