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Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Officials from USM to Announce Plans for New Autism Treatment Degree Program

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and officials from the University of Southern Mississippi will host a press conference at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the first floor rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol to discuss House Bill 885 and USM’s plans to launch a degree program to train people who specialize in autism therapy. House Bill 885, signed into law by Gov. Bryant on March 26, requires insurance coverage for autism.

Who: Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, officials from the University of Southern Mississippi, members of the Legislature and other supporters

What: Discussion of House Bill 885 and USM’s plans to launch a degree program to train people who specialize in autism therapy.

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: First Floor Rotunda, Mississippi State Capitol, 400 High St., Jackson, Miss.

Resource: House Bill 885, as signed by the Governor http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2015/pdf/HB/0800-0899/HB0885SG.pdf

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