Thursday, November 02, 2006

Combating Autism Act blocked by a single Congressman

I don't know if you have read about what is going on with the Combating Autism Act in Washington, but we were on the precipice of getting something done for the Autism Spectrum Disorder community when a Texas Congressman who values big pharmacy bucks over his local constituents' voices ground the legislative wheels to a halt. Please take a look at THIS blog to get an overview and to see some of the faces of autism whose voices are being silenced by Joe Barton. There are several links within the blog to editorials and other news coverage, as well as some moving letters from parents and grandparents in the comments sections.

Thanks for your consideration. Whether or not this gets passed will affect funding for autism programs and research nationwide. I hope you will reach out to your Representatives if you find this legislation compelling.


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