Yesterday, April 17th, advocates from around the state joined as they met with elected officials to advocate for the over 15 proposed bills (one of which CARD was sponsoring) 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.
CARD Public Policy Analyst Julie Kornack was on KCRA News in the morning, and spoke on the Capital steps with Senator Steinberg later in the afternoon!
Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) with CARD’s Public Policy Analyst Julie Kornack.
CARD even had some parents join the effort after seeing Julie Kornack on TV!
ACT Today! was there as well! Thank you to everyone that came out and especially to Senator Steinberg for pushing to extend the California Autism Mandate! With our efforts hopefully we can help push more legislation for autism.