AUTISM HEARING IN CONGRESS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th AT 2:00 PM
RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING – ROOM 2154
By Lisa Ackerman
First, I want to thank Safe Minds and Beth Clay for leading the way to call for a DC Autism Congressional Hearing. I wanted to make sure to let families know it is occurring and to please help.
We have two DC Hearing action items for families living with autism:
One: send thanks Congressman Burton for holding the Autism DC Hearing
On Thursday, November 29th at 2:00 pm, The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing regarding the federal response to autism over the past decade.
Thank Congressman Burton
Thank Congressman Burton for his advocacy over the years and for pushing for this hearing to happen by sending him an e-mail here or calling his office at 202-225-2276. You may also fax him at his Indiana Office at (317) 846-7306 or his DC office at Fax:
Two: Contact CBS Evening News to cover the Autism DC Hearing.
Thanks to Becky Estepp – we are calling attention to gain media for this important hearing. We are asking families to please call and email CBS Evening News now! Ask that they cover the Congressional Autism Hearings on Thursday, November 29th at 2:00 pm. I need everyone doing this for the next day and a half. Remember, an email takes only seconds to send.
CBS Evening News
Phone: 212 975-3247
All you autism parents out there, please post this on your status as well. Let’s get our friends and families to help with this request. It’s go time.
In closing, behind the scenes TACA has been working on the Autism DC Hearing and for pushing positive change for families living with autism. Safe Minds is leading the charge of this important effort. We applaud and thank them.
TACA has not been invited despite our efforts. We have submitted testimony to be part of the hearing. We applaud Burton’s efforts to address the autism epidemic and families urgent needs. We hope this hearing is one of many that is needed to address the 1 in 88 living with autism today. Families and their loved ones can no longer wait.
P.S. TO WATCH THE AUTISM DC HEARINGS LIVE ON NOVEMBER 29 at 2pm
FYI: the link to Congressman Burton does not allow you to send an email to him through his website unless your zip code is an indiana zip code. I sent my thanks, entered my actual email info & phone number but used a zip code from there, otherwise the email is rejected.
Use his office location ZIP Code 46240 and send him a note. It would be great to SAY THANK YOU!
Gratefully – Lisa