Help to increase awareness and support for autism.
U.S. House of Representatives
Please use the following link to a site for identifying who your representatives are and how you may contact them.
Link to House of Representatives
Please use the following link to a site for identifying who your U.S. senators are and how you may contact them.
Link to Senate
California State Legislators
How You Can Advocate
Grandparents can be the best advocates for grandchildren with autism. Increasing understanding and support for the autism community will ensure a better future for your grandchild. Grandparents are typically well connected in the community to politicians, business owners and community philanthropic organizations. Here are several simple, very effective ways you can help:
Contact your philanthropic organizations to offer speakers on autism topics. Because autism is so prevalent today, there are many topics of interest to the public. Here’s an easy way you can increase information and support in your community. Ask local physicians, staff members at autism organizations or autism service providers if they will be presenters. Determine what timelines they have available for speaking engagements. Inquire if they have a favorite autism topic. Here are some suggested topics:
- What is Autism and How is it Diagnosed?
- Early Signs of Autism: What Therapies are Available?
- Autism: Its Affect on Families, Schools and the Workplace
- Employing people with Autism: What Jobs Optimize Their Skills?