AUTISM

AUTISM

November 8, 2012

5 Facts Autism Families Want President Obama to Know


Hannah Brown  |  Huffingtonpost.com

President Obama,

Congratulations on your reelection! I was one of the millions who voted for you, and as the mother of a teenage boy with autism, I am grateful that you did so much in your first term to help families coping with autism. When you signed the Combating Autism Act legislation on September 30, 2011, which assured continued federal support for autism research, services and treatment for another three years, many parents of children with autism cheered. Declaring World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 was another important step. READ MORE >>


1. We are a fast-growing constituency.

2. We don't have much cash.

3. We don't have much patience.

4. We are a diverse group.

5. We're in it for the long haul.



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