Tuesday, August 15, 2006
NEBRASKANS INVITED TO TELL AUTISM STORIES
AT AUG. 29 EVENT IN OMAHA
It may be the fastest-growing line item in special education, and thus in the entire public education system: autism is becoming a very big deal in education, a crying need for both prevention and intervention.
Now the two state senators who tried to ban a major cause of it -- preservatives in childhood vaccinations that contain toxic mercury -- but came up against a special-interest roadblock, want to hear your story for how autism has affected your life, and the lives of those you love. Hopefully, they'll come back next legislative session with another attempt to protect children and their families, or at the very least, improve services for them because right now, they're pretty limited.
Sens. Mike Friend, Carol Hudkins and Arnie Stuthman invite citizens to attend the discussion meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at theParalyzed Veterans of America Building, 76th and Maple Streets in Omaha.
Whether or not you can attend, the senators ask that you summarize your story in 250 words or less, bring it with you and they'll submit it to the Nebraska state senators for you.
Those unable to attend mail email the story to firstname.lastname@example.org
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