Contact lawmakers about including autism treatments

Published 1:35 pm Sunday, August 14, 2016

There’s still an opportunity to help ensure equal access to autism treatments in Minnesota! Governor Dayton, Senator Bakk and Speaker Daudt continue to negotiate the terms of a potential special session, and the autism provisions could be included.

Some lawmakers have publicly stated they hope to include the autism provisions in a special session. Lawmakers need to hear from self advocates and families and friends of children with autism so they know how important this issue is.

Please contact the lawmakers below today; thank them for including the autism provisions in a special session and remind them how important equal access to autism treatments is for Minnesota children.

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Lawmakers can be reached by phone and email at:

Governor Mark Dayton


Senate Majority

Leader Tom Bakk


Senate Minority Leader

David Hann


Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt


House Minority Leader

Paul Thissen


Share this alert with friends, family and your social networks and ask everyone to contact these lawmakers as well. Thank you for your help in this important effort to ensure equal access to autism treatments in Minnesota.

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