Thursday, November 6, 2008

I got this in an email the other day I thought it would be a good thing for many of you. I have not had a chance to go all the way though the blog yet, just glanced at it. Very neat if we can help make this happen.

The Utah Autism Coalition needs your help. Recent laws have passed in 8 states requiring health insurance providers to cover treatments (like speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy) for autism. They are working on a similar bill here in Utah. The only way these laws passed in other states was through an enormous grass roots effort. Check out the blog and see if this is something that interests you. If so, join the e-mail list, and maybe even volunteer to be a liaison for your legislative district. The bill will only pass with the help of parents, grandparents, friends, and professionals all over the state. Let Utah legislators hear your voice. This legislation is supported by Autism Speaks.

Join the e-mail list by sending your contact information to Utautismcoalition@gmail.com
Check the blog for updates: http://utautismcoalition.blogspot.com/

Sent on behalf of Adrianne Andersen, Occupational Therapist, Primary Children's Hospital

6 comments:

tiptoe mama said...

Wow, that's great!

Anita Nap said...

Wait. You see Adrian??? I think we might see the same OT!! Is she at Sandy Rehab?

I'll check it out. I think insurance companies should pay for those services!

Happy in Holland said...

That is awesome--thanks for the link. It's funny--I know Adrienne, too. I grew up with her, then we saw her last year at the Autism Walk, and she told me how she was involved. She's a great person!

tiptoe mama said...

Hey, I know Adrienne too! just kidding. I couldn't resist. It's a small world.

Anita Nap said...

I wonder if it's the same person. I have to call and make an appointment soon. I forgot to schedule while I was there. She is an awesome OT...very energetic and cute with Marshall.

Wheelchair said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.
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