Posted by Donna
on June 22, 2000 at 02:31:43:
We are gathering a list of support groups, providers, and parents (and other relatives) who deal with autistic individuals.
I am a parent of an autistic child and a group of us realized that one of the reasons that we are not getting the funding we would like for this problem is that there are a whole lot of clustered groups of families out there...but they are not connected in any organized way to one another or to a central home base.
The Autism Society of America is supposed to be the hub for this, but their membership is small considering the number of autistics in this country. They are also disconnected from most families. I would like to hear from as many families, providers, support group leaders as possible within the next week or so. Our project is to gather all info possible so that when their is legislation, or anything else that affects us, we can plan an organized attack to disseminate the information.
THANKS! Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org