Friday, January 24, 2014

Autism Day at Georgia State Capitol In Support of Ava's Law February 4


 

GEORGIA ADVOCATES! Help us to get Ava's Law passed next spring! If passed, Ava's Law would require insurance companies to pay for "evidence-driven treatment" -- or treatment that's been scientifically shown to help kids with an autism spectrum disorder. The law would not affect the self-insured plans offered by bigger companies, which cover about 60% of insured people in the state, according to the Georgia Office of Insurance. 

 


The new bill, HB.309, would require coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism, including physical, occupational, speech and behavioral health therapy. Sponsored by Representative Ben Harbin, the bill would take effect 60 days after enactment. If you want this done this year, it is essential that you at least send an email!


Here is How YOU Can Help:


1) CALL YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
Call See instructions below
(If your Representative's name does not appear, you can find them here.)

In a polite voice, say: "Hello, I vote in Representative[name]'s district. I am asking that he/she sign on as a co-sponsor to Ava's Law, House Bill 309, to help Georgia's children with autism. Thank you."


2) SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
You can email them here. Explain why this is important to all Georgia families and why it is especially important to you, your family and the people you love with autism.Remember, this is the most important step!


3) MULTIPLY YOUR VOICE! Forward this email to people you know who live in Georgia and ask them to help! Be sure to ask them to write you and let you know that they did this so you can thank them!

4) Join Autism Speaks for a day at the Georgia State Capital to help spread awareness and talk with legislators to help get Ava's Law Passed for Georgia! Tuesday, Feburary 4, 2014 Georgia State CapitalRoom 216 11:00am - 2:00pm
 
5) Invite ALL your friends and family to join! 
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