Jeffery Flores plays on a computer in his Sioux city home on Jan. 21, 2014. Flores, 8, was diagnosed at age 3 with autism, a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder that affects his ability to ... more 
Jeffery Flores plays on a computer in his Sioux city home on Jan. 21, 2014. Flores, 8, was diagnosed at age 3 with autism, a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder that affects his ability to communicate and interact with others. He also has attention deficit hyperactivity. His mother Claudia Flores is using her experiences with Jeffery in her paid position as a family support specialist to help other Woodbury County parents navigate a complex and often confusing mental health care system. Launched in July by the Iowa Department of Human Services and Magellan Health Services, the state's contractor for Medicaid-funded services, Integrated Health Homes, or IHH, are designed to help families manage the health care needs of 16,000 Iowa children ages 3-17 who are covered by Medicaid and have been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that impairs daily functioning. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee
Fri, May 9, 2014 12:00 PM EDT