Keeping autism and other disability services a top priority

During his first months in office, President Obama has already signed the State Children’s Health Insurance bill (a top priority for Easter Seals) and designated funds in the economic stimulus package to go directly to programs that improve the lives of those with autism and other disabilities.

Easter Seals President and CEO Jim Williams visited the White House recently to personally thank President Obama for all that he’s done for people living with autism and other disabilities. While he was there, he also urged the president to keep the needs of individuals living with autism and other disabilities a top priority in health care reform.

Millions of people live with a disability and that number increases every single day. Easter Seals works hard to reach as many people as we can, but our efforts alone are not enough to help every person in need of disability services. This is why Jim Williams urged President Obama to keep the needs of individuals living with autism and other disabilities a top priority in health care reform.

You can contact the White House, too — click here to thank President Obama for his work
and to ask him to continue to prioritize the needs of the millions of people who live with autism and other disabilities.


 

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  1. Linda Falkner Says:

    Summer Camp for children with autism and social disabilities with be offered this summer at CHEER! Counseling in Brandon Florida. There will be an adult/child ratio of 1 to 2. Fun with socialization, art, music, tactile exercises, anger management, sand and water play. Kids will have a great time. Camp is being run by Dr. Goidel, child psychologist with over 20 years experience. check out the cheercounseling.com website for more information. Cost of camp may be covered by medical (mental health) insurance. (813) 620-4900


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