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Talking to New York Politicians About Autism

It seems that autism is on people's minds again. I've been made aware of two up coming opportunities for central New Yorkers to discuss the topic with local politicians. I'm planning on taking advantage of both opportunities. Any suggestions for what I should say/ask?

  • Assembly Republican Regional Forum on Autism Awareness
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 10 AM- 12 Noon
    Onondaga County Legislative Bldg
    401 Montgomery Street
    Syracuse, NY

    The public is invited, BUT YOU MUST CALL TO RSVP first: contact Bernadette VanDeinse-Office of Public Affairs (518) 455-5073.

  • Meet the Candidates Forum on Disability Issues
    When: Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where: Rosamond Gifford Community Room 518 James St., Syracuse

    Sponsored by ARISE- Consumer Council, ADAPT/Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse and Self-Advocacy Association of NYS.

    1:00pm – 2:00pm – Candidates for U.S. Congress
    2:00pm – 2:15pm – Break, refreshments
    2:15pm – 4:00pm – Candidates for NYS Senate and Assembly

    The forum will be an opportunity to learn about candidates’ opinions about disability issues related to housing, transportation, home care, accessibility and other issues.

    Members of the audience will be able to ask questions, time permitting.

    If you need an accommodation to the forum, such as a sign language interpreter, please call in advance:

    Sally at 455-7591 or Beata at 671-2929. TTY 479-6363.
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    1. ask them what they are doing to educate and support the teachers who will be responsible for educating children with autism? and also since autism is a life long issue anot just a childhood one what supports and ouppurtunities will there be for austistic adults?


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