November 30, 2012  By Lisa Ackerman

Autism Hearing in Congress November 29th: Important Action Items for Families






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:
(202) 225-0016.

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.


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