I have another blog post that I started, but I wanted to put this out there for everyone. Using all of my bloggy power including the almighty myspace I am posting this like crazy, because its important.
Obviously if you read this blog regularly you know that J has Autism. If you are new, welcome. We are a military family and so we have pretty good insurance which has not turned us down for any therapy that we have requested, yet. Because J has recently been diagnosed and is high functioning and progressing rapidly with school, their therepists, and medications we have only just recently asked and been approved for occupational therapy. But this is not the case for most families in AZ. Since this is not my platform to speak on, although I can support it just the same as you, I want to share with you a letter from my friend.
Go to this site to find your region:http://azredistrictin…
Go to this site to find who your representatives are:http://www.azleg.gov/…
Send them an email asking them to PLEASE support the Autism insurance legislation. Here I will even give you an email to copy and paste if you need:
I am one of your constituents. I am contacting you to ask for your support on the upcoming Autism insurance legislation. My friend/loved one is being discriminated against because they have Autism. Please tell me I have your vote!
Feel free to call and put them on the spot as well.
I would appreciate it if you could send this to all your friends and Fam in AZ as well…. I am seriously at my wits end and about to move to a State where insurance DOES cover Autism if this bill doesn’t pass!
If you live in Arizona, please take a few minutes to write your legislator. You CAN make a difference. If you know someone in AZ, send this on. We all Thank You.