The Rally in Sacramento on June 9th was a huge success! There was a balanced mix of parents and professionals from across the state with close to 30 meetings scheduled with State Senators, Assemblymen, and their legislative aides. Significant progress was made and key relationships established to help strengthen our position regarding parent choice, responsible funding for autism treatment, and recognition of DIR/Floortime as a viable and evidence-based treatment option.
Now, our work must remain targeted, persistent, collaborative, and steadfast as we build our foundation of a California organization. We need IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEERS for our committees and ONGOING CONTRIBUTIONS to ensure that we continue to be guided effectively in Sacramento.
Additionally, it will be beneficial to meet with local legislators at our district offices to remain voices in their ears. If you are interested in setting up a meeting with your local representative, please contact us and we can help facilitate this. Our repeated and consistent message is important coming from as many parents and professionals as possible.
A special thank you to all our children who charmed our legislators!!!!!
READ THE COMPELLING SPEECH GIVEN BY RON OSTROW, PARENT AND RALLY PARTICIPANT