Stand Up And Speak Out

What’s happening? Two things. First, on April 17th, there is an autism and disability rally at the Sacramento State Capitol! Second, CARD is co-sponsoring a bus to take advocates to Sacramento – if you want to come, let us know!


 Wednesday, April 17, 2013

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA

 Join advocates from around the state as they meet with elected officials to advocate for the over 15 proposed bills for the 2012-2013 legislative session impacting the autism, special needs and disability communities. Bill topics include: extension of SB 946 (autism mandate), diversity and equality of services through regional centers, consumer safety, increased accessibility to services, and more.

8:30 am
Welcome Meeting

9:00 am – 11:00 am
Legislative Meetings

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rally on State Capitol featuring special appearances by Senate President pro Tem Hon. Darrell Steinberg, Hon. Curren Price, Hon. Lou Correa, Hon. Holly Mitchell, and other elected officials and guests. Musical performance by Dream Achievers.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Host Lunch

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Assembly Budget Committee Hearing on Human Services Budget (Topics include: regional center payment of co-pays and deductibles, early start eligibility, consumer safety and more.

CARD is co-sponsoring a bus to take advocates to Sacramento. If you would like to ride with us, please let us know. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, contact: Daphne Plump at