Can't Get to DC Autism Hearings? Send a Message Online.
Posted Nov 01 2012 12:00am
Want to attend
the Federal Response to Autism Hearing on November 29th but can't?
We know that many of you are writing letters and calling your
Representatives and sending thank you faxes to Representative Burton and
kicking yourselves that you won't be able to attend the hearing in
person. You know you'll be there in spirit and you deserve to be
That's why we've created another simple way for you to get
yourself heard. Click hereto tell us your name, where you
live, and a very, very short version of why you can't go.
We will compile this list and it will become part of the public
Here's a sample:
"My name is Jane Doe and I live in Any Town, VA. I
cannot attend the hearing because I will be taking my child to speech therapy
"My name is John Smith and I live in Any Town, MD. I
cannot attend the hearing because my child will bolt in public places."
"My name is Jane Doe and I live in Any Town, PA. I
cannot attend the hearing because I work two jobs to pay for autism and cannot
take the afternoon off."
"My name is John Smith and I live in Any Town, NC. I
cannot attend the hearing because my child has seizures and I must be home to
administer the meds."
Now imagine page after page of these messages. Short,
simple, and powerful. One after the other. Part of the public
record. A different kind of head count.