March 30 is the 3rd Annual Autism Matters Legislative Day
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
State House, Montgomery, AL
Our last blog post (Autism & Schools, a report from the Southern Legislative Conference) sited the tremendous cost of autism as well as the success of early intervention and other treatment programs. I was shocked that autism is the most costly of all disabilities. Many families need help providing services for their child, and insurance does not cover all treatments. (Please reference “Autism & Schools” blog post to read the full report.) Through awareness and the Legislative Day, you can make a difference by telling your legislature that Autism needs funding for services and research.
If you plan on attending:
Make an appointment with your legislator, deliver a hand written note along with a picture of your loved one affected by autism. Fellow self-advocates, family members and professionals will be there expressing overwhelming need for support and services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Alabama. Individuals served by Glenwood, Autism & Behavioral Health Center will be there too, telling their story.
If you are not able to attend:
Please call, write or e-mail your legislator and ask for support for individuals with autism.
Contact information for your legislator can be found at www.legislature.state.al.us . Register online at www.autism-alabama.org or call 877-4AUTISM (Ext 5)