Nevada lawmakers hear emotional pleas for autism treatment funds
Nevada lawmakers had an emotional day of testimony Friday, as families affected by autism pleaded with legislators to continue funding treatment for the developmental disease. Last session, the legislature allocated $2 million to treat children with autism... http://www.kvbc.com/global/story.asp?s=9804513Find more items like this at http://www.kvbc.comCopyright 2009 KVBC
PARENTS AND FRIENDS:
First, I want to say a BIG Thank you to Cierra!!!! For the powerful testimony your letter made. They heard you!!
We can all make a difference; it only takes one letter to change their minds. Yours could be the one.
Please take Cierra's example and write or call your Legislator. Ask them to support ALL the bills for Autism!!! Yes, it is very exciting; we will have more than one bill.
I have provided group email addresses for you, so it will be easier, one letter to Assembly members and one letter to Senators. Dear Senator: or Dear Assembly Member:
Please be polite, let them know you would appreciate their support. Make sure you include your name and address; it matters to them if you live in their district. BRIEFLY SHARE YOUR STORY and why it’s important to you.
The Bill for insurance coverage will be introduced next week. I believe it is one of the strongest bills among all the Autism insurance bills, Autism Speaks likes it too! They will be helping us at Legislation.
Once the bill is introduced, it will be available on line to download and read at http://www.leg.state.nv.us
The insurance bill specifically covers screening and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and treatment
"Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders" means habilitative or rehabilitative care (counseling, guidance and professional services and treatment programs, including, applied behavior analysis)
pharmaceutical care, psychiatric care, psychological care or therapeutic care (speech ,OT, PT)
I will keep everyone updated and provide on going information. I plan to give an outline of what each bill will provide once we have more details. I don't want to misinform you, so please be patience.
As soon as I know, you will know. Please if you have questions or concerns call me at 702-595-2067
One Voice, One Cause
NV Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders
WHEN EMAILING BE SURE TO LIST AUTISM IN THE SUBJECT area
To email all Assemblymen Just copy the below addresses and paste as a group into the "To" box
To email all the Senators at once Just copy the below addresses and paste into the "To" box
Autism affects 1 in every 150 children.....Care before you have to...