13 Jul 2008 01:45
Re: Our Chance to Make Autism a Political Priority...
Brian Henson <bhenson <at> bfree.on.ca>
2008-07-12 23:45:40 GMT
2008-07-12 23:45:40 GMT
I am lost, too, as to why autism could (or should) become a "political priority" for those in the U.S.A. After all, although the United States is third both in population and in area, the "global community" covers all parts of the world, and autism is not, in any way, limited to the U.S.A. If there is a political priority for autism, why can't it be on the global level, at the United Nations, where all U.N. member states can take part in supporting autistic individuals the world over? That's one basic problem of the internet--many users have not got accustomed to the "global community" that the internet covers; the internet, by no means, is limited to one area, region, or country, and neither is the autistic spectrum--that "rainbow" that circles the entire planet earth, giving light to all who want to see it, in any land. Of course, many will, at first, be terrified of the light, but once they see the wonders before their eyes, they will be very humbled and supportive of anyone in that spectrum... --- In autismlist <at> yahoogroups.com, cwilson379 <at> ... wrote: > > I just don't?get why so many people (and this would apply, not just to autism, but to many, many other issues of importance and concern) assume?becoming a political prioriy?would be a GOOD thing. > Chris > > > Now, we have a golden opportunity > to make Autism a political priority. > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: nicole muench <nikasmomma2001 <at> ...> > To: AutAdvo <at> yahoogroups.com; autismlist <at> yahoogroups.com; autism_list <at> yahoogroups.com > Sent: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 4:46 pm > Subject: [Autismlist] Our Chance to Make Autism a Political Priority... > > > > I want to start by saying that this email is not intended to offend anyone's > political leanings, rather it is to inform the group of an Autism awareness > opportunity. The Democrats are having meetings all over the country that anyone > can attend and have input into the platform. Now, we have a golden opportunity > to make Autism a political priority. I don't know if the Republicans are doing > anything similar, but please post if they are. I know most of us are so busy > that attending a meeting could be difficult, but if you think that you could eke > out a little time to attend one of these meetings, it could have a big impact. > My experience has been that most politicians (and the general public) are still > fairly ignorant about Autism Spectrum Disorders, and if they know anything about > the topic, it is typically just the talking points from Autism Speaks. I mean > no offense to Autism Speaks, but I feel it is vital that those in power hear > from > parents/families about what their challenges are, what support services are > needed, what treatments are helpful and the discrimination that takes place. > So, if you can spare any time to attend a platform meeting, here is the email > that I received about these events. > Peace be with you!---Nicole > Nicole -- > > Help shape the Democratic Party's Platform for ChangeEvery four years, the > Democratic Party assembles a platform that outlines the party's position on a > number of issues. > > Traditionally, the drafting of the platform is not open to ordinary people. > > This year, that's going to change. > > For two weeks in July, people all across America will hold Platform Meetings in > their own communities to discuss the issues and share their input. The outcome > of these meetings will be reviewed by the Drafting Committee as it creates the > final Platform. > > No political experience is required. Your thoughts and experiences are all that > matter, and they will shape a platform that -- like this campaign -- is owned by > the people. > > Sign up to host or attend a Platform Meeting in > your neighborhood: > > http://my.barackobama.com/listening > > This year, ordinary people like you will gather in their homes, community > centers, places of worship, and even coffee shops to discuss the issues that > matter to them and help decide what should be at the heart of the Democratic > platform for change. > > The input we get from these meetings will help shape the platform at the > Democratic Convention in August. > > Platform Meetings are a great way to connect with fellow supporters and help > write the next chapter in the history of the Democratic Party. > > We'll make sure you have all the resources and support you need to succeed. All > you need to provide are your ideas for America and your hunger for change. > > To get started in your community, just log onto My.BarackObama.com and go to our > Platform Meetings page. (If you don't have a My.BarackObama.com account, > creating one is simple and easy.) > > Sign up to host or attend a Platform Meeting now: > > http://my.barackobama.com/listening > > I hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to make your voice heard in the > political process. > > Thank you for all that you do, > > Barack > > > ********************************************* > There is no such thing as "false hope"! > http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/ > > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > ------------------------------------