Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UAC VP moving on

From our former Vice President, Christine Passey:

"It is with sadness that I announce I am stepping down from my position as the Vice President of the Utah Autism Coalition.  Working alongside so many amazing and dedicated advocates, fighting for the future of children with autism, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

I am stepping down in order to put my full energy into running for the Utah State House of Representatives for District 44.  Being part of the UAC, and going through the roller coaster of working on one of the most difficult pieces of legislation in Utah, inspired me to run for office.  I know what it is like to be told “that issue is too big to tackle” and ignore it and tackle it anyway.  Our State faces many challenges that need to be addressed head on and I am dedicated to being an advocate and making a difference.

Thank you for your support."

We are sad to see Christine go but wish her the best as she runs for office.  

Autism insurance reform won't be complete in Utah until all medical necessity is covered by health insurance.  Given the current state of things, we'll need to focus on other issues for the near future.  We have many ideas about what those issues should be, but if you have suggestions, please send e-mail to utahautismcoalition@gmail.com with the subject line "UAC 2014+".

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Chance to Dream Big

This video was created by Utah families affected by autism as a message to their state legislature.

Thank you, Utah Senate.  Please listen, Utah House, and pass SB57.