The Congressional Hearings on Autism started yesterday (you can see them here). However, you probably didn’t even know about it since the story was not picked up on:
- Fox (nope, not here)
- CNN (nope, not here)
- NBC (nope, not here)
- ABC (nope, not here )
- CBS (nope, not here either)
Why? Why is this important topic omitted from national news? We have children being diagnosed at 1 in 88 (that is up slightly from the 1 in 10,000 when my brother was born in 1979) yet not one national news story picked up on this topic.
If you could go testify, what would you say?
Now that you have thought about it, write it down and send it in. Our leaders need to hear from us. We are in the trenches with our children, our siblings, our clients as they
- get diagnosed
- enter school
- receive ABA treatment
- get behavior intervention plans
Let them know what you know from your own experiences.