Today’s Call to Action: Assignments for Autism Acceptance

26 Oct

I am starting a new segment on my blog titled “Today’s Call to Action”. The purpose: Transcend awareness and move toward acceptance in the autism community with small and purposefully simple and meaningful acts.

Today’s “assignment”: Research your local political candidates’ stance on autism insurance. New York’s bill was recently vetoed, while Texas and Missouri signed bills months ago. Where does your state stand?


Posted by on October 26, 2010 in ASD in the Grand Scheme


5 responses to “Today’s Call to Action: Assignments for Autism Acceptance

  1. Tam

    October 26, 2010 at 4:15 AM

    Ohio –
    “The effort to pass autism insurance coverage legislation (H.B. 8) continues to move forward in Ohio. H.B. 8 was already passed in the Ohio House of Representatives and needs the approval of the Ohio Senate to be signed by Governor Ted Strickland before the end of the year.”

    Links to info on the bill here:

    • jholverstott

      October 26, 2010 at 4:26 PM

      Tam, This appears to be good news! Hopefully, the Senate gets its act in gear.


    October 26, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    That would be great.

  3. jholverstott

    October 26, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    I will take the responsibility for the states I have lived in. I apologize in advance for not being able to have these links clickable. You can do the old-school cut and paste!

    1. Kansas: April 19, 2010: Governor Parkinson signs autism insurance reform bill into law. Autism Speaks pledges to keep working to expand coverage.

    2. Michigan: June 24, 2009: HB 4476 and HB 4183 are amended and passed the House. The bills now head to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform.

    3. Illinois: Read Public Law 095-1005 (SB 934 as enacted on December 13, 2008) here:

    4. Indiana: Read the Insurance Mandate in the Indiana Code (Title 27, Article 8, Chapter 14.2):

    5. Missouri: June 10, 2010: Governor Nixon signs HB 1311 into law.


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