What Autism Speaks is doing in PA is just another example of how they use their considerable resources to bring about the PERCEPTION that our kids are being helped, rather than giving them the ACTUAL help they need.
Families who have worked on the insurance bill in PA for years are now being undercut by Autism Speaks, because they want to use the PA legislation, not in the best interests of the children of PA, but to build a national movement to get autism covered in all the states.
Don't get me wrong... I want that national movement to happen, but we DO NOT compromise the treatment and care of the children of Pennsylvania to do it.
It is just another example of crappy 'greater good' logic that takes from one child to give to another. Each child needs what they need, an it is our job as a society to give it to them.
Autism Speaks... stop using children THAT ARE NOT YOURS to advance your agenda that will not be best for those specific children!
Proponents become opponents on autism bill