By Holly Bortfeld
The US Government has spent $1.7 Billion dollars in your child’s name under the Combating Autism Act (aka The CAA). Do you feel your child has benefitted from any of that money?
“How about all of the new treatments that money created?” Nope, not one.
“How about the deep cuts in prevalence?” Nope, that went up over 7000% (almost 15,000% if you start when the government started “watching” autism). And average age of diagnosis went up too! Cases prevented? 0.
“Ok, what about all the improved services, reduced waiting lists, new residential facilities, supported job coaching, respite, wandering safety and educational placements?” Nope, they didn’t spend a dime on those.
Are you ready for 5 MORE YEARS of that!!??
Neither are we. Here’s what you can do NOW. Not next week. NOW.
We have less than 36 hours to stop this bill from going through as is.
All it takes is ONE senator to stand up and say, “I am NOT going to support this bill as is” to stop the bill from racing to the President’s desk.
These seven senators are the ones most likely to hold the bill.
CALL THEM TODAY, AND ASK THEM TO HOLD THE BILL!
Senator Tom Coburn, 202-224-5754
Senator Ted Cruz, 202-224-5922
Senator Rand Paul, 202-224-4343
Senator Mike Lee, 202-224-5444
Senator Roy Blunt, 202-224-5721
Senator Ron Johnson, 202-224-5323
Senator Jim Risch, 202-224-2752
ASK THEM TO HOLD S.2449, THE AUTISM CARES ACT, UNTIL IT CAN BE FIXED.
They have been getting lots of calls. Your calls will be brief and painless, but necessary. If you’ve already called, call again.
(Feel free to call your own senators as well. It can’t hurt.)
Act now, or we’ll all wait 5 more years for another chance at a bill that would actually help our kids and adults with autism.
To learn more about the Autism Policy Reform Coalition click here http://autismpolicy.org/our-mission .