This blog post is by Ali Dyer, Assistant Director of Grassroots Advocacy. Her older brother Jeff is affected by autism.
‘Our 1 in 68 can’t wait so take 5 to advocate!’ is a slogan that has been drilled into brain by my colleague and friend, Shelley Hendrix. And it is true; prevalence numbers are rising at an alarming rate and we as a nation are not prepared to provide supports for individuals affected by autism. We are in desperate need of Federal funding to invest in research, treatment, training, and services for the autism community at large.