SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed part of the budget that should help children living with autism.
He signed the bill Thursday afternoon in Springfield.
Nixon says autism services will now cover an additional 375 children across the state after lawmakers voted to increase funding this year.
Right now about 2,500 families get help from the state.
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