COLUMBUS—State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) was recently named the 2016 Autism Speaks National Legislator of the Year.
Rep. Grossman was chosen for the award because of her advocacy work in the Ohio House and within her community. She also sponsored legislation along with Representative Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) this General Assembly that would provide more opportunities for health insurance coverage to individuals with autism and their families.
"I am very honored to receive this recognition,” Rep. Grossman said. “I am very hopeful House Bill 350 will pass and make Ohio the 45th state to offer autism insurance coverage for the thousands of families affected with autism."
Autism Speaks is an organization serving individuals with autism, along with their families, through advocacy efforts, research assistance and outreach.
Rep. Grossman is serving in her fourth term in the Ohio House and represents the 23rd House District.