Making Change for the Autism Community
Organized by: Autism Policy Reform Coalition
Please donate today to APRC. We count on you so we can improve the lives of those with Autism.
As of 2010, there are 1.2 million individuals diagnosed with autism. And every day, more children are being diagnosed with autism. The most recent numbers are 1 in 68. The Autism Policy Reform Coalition (APRC) represents over 100,000 families who want better results for the autism community.
There are already long waiting lists for services, limited training for first responders and emergency room personnel on how to identify and address the needs of persons with autism, and little evidence-based educational methodologies, among other problems that have yet to be addressed by the federal government.
Currently, in the federal government, the director at NIMH responsible for making sure that he suggests effective autism research and policy, has so many other jobs that he testified last month in Congress that he only spends about 10 percent of his time addressing autism. Ten percent!
We can do better by families and individuals with autism. Our policies reflect what individuals and families truly need, not just more rhetoric. The APRC needs your donation today to fund our efforts in D.C. It takes everyone to help out so that we can create the most effective results in these autism policies.
The Autism Policy Reform Coalition has made vital recommendations to revise the 2011 Combating Autism Act, which is up for reauthorization this fall. Please help us educate congressional staff members on why the current legislation has failed our families, and how we can make the legislation more effective.
We ask that you:
1) Visit www.autismpolicy.org to learn more about and join the movement;
2) Donate what you can to keep the momentum moving forward. Whatever you can give is great, $10, $20, $200 or more; and
3) Please forward the link to three people who might also want to help Make Change for the Autism Community.
APRC is a 501c4 not for profit organization. Donations help us to lobby for reforms in legislation.