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Autism Insurance Bill Finally Heads to the Governor’s Desk

By Rose Hoban Melissa and Ralph Ripper consider themselves lucky. Even though they don’t make a lot of money – Melissa is a part-time preschool teacher and Ralph is a Raleigh firefighter – Melissa’s parents are able to help them out financially. They’ve needed it. The Rippers’ older daughter, Abbey, 14, was born with autism and […]