Holly Robinson-Peete is doing everything within her power to end discrimination as it pertains to autism. The actress is currently partnering with ‘Autism Speaks’ to encourage government officials to pass laws that prohibit health insurance companies from refusing to pay for treatment that those with autism desperately need.


Holly took to her blog spot on Huffington Post to talk about her and thousands of parents’ efforts in ending the injustice saying “In about half of the states in this country,insurance companies can explicitly exclude coverage of critical, medically-necessary therapies and other medical services for kids with autism.” The actress went on to say, “My family is among the small minority who can actually manage to pay out of our own pockets for the therapies our son needs — but with four children, we still feel it, so I share the anger and empathize with the massive frustration our fellow families feel. Because our kids have autism — and not diabetes or cancer — they are out of luck.”

Robinson-Peete and ‘Autism Speaks’ are aiming to bring a bit of luck back to children with autism through their effort that spreads awareness about the injustice of insurance companies and encourages the informed to step up and be heard. Individuals interested in contributing to or learning more about the movement should visit the organization’s website.

Holly and husband Rodney Peete have four kids together.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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