Friday, June 8, 2012
Success depends on your backbone, not your wishbone
I saw this online this morning and thought it applies very well to the Utah autism advocacy community. If we are to have autism insurance reform in Utah we must use our backbone AND our wishbone. We use our wishbone a lot online as we share, like and comment on the issue through social media. We have to keep our wishbone alive or we will shrivel. But we can't forget that we also have backbones...
We also are going to need to exercise our backbones by participating in meetings, making phone calls and doing the work that will bring the issue to the forefront of our legislature.
We are currently working on meetings with legislators to educate them on autism issues. If there is one in your area, please make sure you attend. If there is not one that you know of, please join in and help us set one. Legislators that are running for election or re-election right now are keenly interested in your feedback about how they vest serve you as an elected politician. Have you spoken to them about autism insurance reform? If not, your backbone isn't quite in use yet and your wishbone may give out soon. Act today - even if it is simply to ask what you can do in 30 minutes a week, use your backbone and help us move this mountain.