Call your state senator! They are voting soon on the Omnibus Autism bill.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed a
comprehensive autism bill -- H 4047. The bill is a combination of many
of the pieces of legislation recommended by the Autism Commission,
including the bill that would expand DDS eligibility.
Here is a
component of the new bill:
DDS will now be directed to include in its eligibility guidelines the federal definition of developmental disability for people on the autism spectrum and those with Prader Willi Syndrome. This change will help many whose functional needs are not reflected by their IQ scores and who are now denied access to DDS services.
Although the bill has passed the House, the Senate will be voting soon. It is vital to call or email your state senator and ask them to please vote in favor of the Omnibus Autism bill.
Boston, MA 02133