Purdue Staff Affected By Autism To Get New Benefits

Jan 28, 2015

Following two years of advocacy, Steve Beaudoin's sons -- and many others -- will receive treatment closer to what they need now that autism is set to be better covered under Purdue insurance policies.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

On Monday, the Purdue Faculty Senate heard an impassioned and tearful resolution from chemical engineering professor Steve Beaudoin  asking the school to include better treatment for people with autism-spectrum disorders in its health plan.

When President Mitch Daniels announced the change would be made, a cheer went up from a dozen assembled supporters and Beaudoin thrust his fist in the air at the prospect of ending what’s been a two-year long fight for him and his family.

WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski interviewed Beaudoin shortly after he made his emotional speech.