Monday, February 23, 2009

Testifying Thursday for Autism Legislation in Maryland

I've been asked to testify to the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday in support of legislation that would require coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment. I'm no expert, but Autism Speaks is interested in my personal story, and if sharing it can help other families living with autism, I'm happy to do it.

This blog isn't about me, and I haven't included many details about my family. But on Friday, I'll post my testimony and let you know how the day went. You can also follow my Twitter updates that day, at

If you live in Maryland, please go to to see how you can make a difference. Join us if you can -- here are the details about Autism Thursday. Read the text of HB 273 and SB 394. These bills are sponsored by Delegate Kirill Reznik and Senator Kathy Klausmeier, with the strong support of Attorney General Doug Gensler, and they all deserve a lot of credit for their leadership.

If you live in another state, visit to find out how you can get involved in your state and in the national movement to pass policies to support people with autism.
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