Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autism Views from Heidi Bitton - Candidate for Utah House of Representatives District 29

Heidi Bitton is running for Utah House of Representatives District 29 and has made the statement provided below on her webpage regarding autism in Utah.

Autism insurance reform

"The diagnosis rate for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States, is 1 in 88 children.

In Utah, that number is 1 in 47.

As of right now 31 states have passed comprehensive Autism Insurance coverage with no age cap. Utah is NOT one of them.

Autism is at times, a very lonely diagnosis. Each family struggles with thier own set of difficulties, and most have no insurance to help with the therapies needed. It is said that once you have met ONE person with Autism, you have met ONE person with Autism. Each individual is unique and exclusive in their set of abilities and talents.

As I see it, our Utah values have instilled that it is our obligation to provide satisfactory care and safety for our families and communities. Autism does not go away. It can however, improve with therapies, including behavioral, speech and social.

Now is the time to help. Now is the time for Utah to pass comprehensive Autism Insurance coverage for ALL ASD’s with NO AGE CAP!

For more information on what you can do to aid families struggling with ASD, or if you are a family looking for resources in your community, please visit the websites below."





For more information visit http://heidibitton2012.com/?page_id=53


*Disclaimer: Please note that while the UAC does not endorse any political party or candidate, we invite ALL candidates and public officials to publicly share their position autism issues so our members can be well informed on election day.