To: Wendy Carrillo (CA-51) and Governor Gavin Newsom

Fight For Autism Treatment Options!

Stop the attempt to deny access to the full range of evidence-based treatments for children with autism.

Why is this important?

We are parents and treating professionals of children with autism who want our children and clients to have access to ALL proven methods of therapy prescribed by their doctors. There is a lobby to remove the options of other approaches (e.g., relationship-based) from insurance plans, thereby grossly limiting parents’ choice to only one treatment approach (behaviorism). Parents should have the ability to choose the treatment they feel gives their child the best chance for success.


Reasons for signing

  • ABA therapy isn't the only answer, but it is powerful. The truth is, kids on the spectrum most often present with a multitude of issues, e.g., dyslexia, dyspraxia, need for social skill training, fine motor problems, etc. In other words, each child is unique, as we all are. Lets give the chance for success and the dignity, respect and the right to education that they deserve.
  • There can never be a one size fits all approach to education! All children learn differently.
  • People with autism are suffering greatly. Often there are great minds locked away inside. They are people!