2012 Elections: Make Your Voice Heard
Raise the issue of autism and training of school teachers with candidates who are running for office.
Every member of the House of Representatives faces an election in November. As incumbents and challengers speak at Town Hall meetings and other forums, talk about autism and ask candidates to publicly support passage of the AUTISM Educators Act.
We encourage you to participate in election events. Take your place at the microphone and ask each candidate a question.
- Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new data showing that across our country Autism affects an estimated 1 in 88 children by the age of 8, including 1 in 54 boys. Many children with autism are in general education classrooms.
- Most general education teachers are not adequately trained in best practices to teach the growing number of students with Autism in their schoolrooms. The AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195) is a bipartisan initiative to help local school districts in training general education teachers to teach students with Autism effectively; it can help meet a critical need in our public schools.
- Will you support and co-sponsor the AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195)? Thank you.
Share Candidate Responses With Us
Please send us any response you receive and let us know the name of the candidate, the date and location, if applicable. We will follow up with the candidate to encourage them to actively support passage of the AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195).