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Autism Takes Center Stage at the DNC

August 28, 2008

Denver, CO (August 28, 2008) Autism was part of the Democratic National Convention this week.  Both Senator Hillary and Former President Bill Clinton highlighted autism in their speeches.

Quotes from speeches:

Senator Hillary Clinton:
“I will always remember the single mom who had adopted two kids with autism. She didn't have any health insurance and she discovered she had cancer. But she greeted me with her bald head painted with my name on it and asked me to fight for health care for her and her children.”

Former President Bill Clinton:
“I will never forget the parents of children with autism and other serious conditions who told me on the campaign trail that they couldn't afford health care and couldn't qualify their children for Medicaid unless they quit work and starved or got a divorce.”