Medical News Today News Alert: Autism News | Circa Sep 11, 2009

Sep 11, 2009, 12:00 AM | Autism News

With All Eyes On Swine Flu, Thousands Of Parents Ask President Obama ‘How Much Longer’ Until Autism Gets Similar Attention

Just since midnight, over 50,000 letters have gone to President Barack Obama and others as part of a new campaign to bring attention to the rising numbers of autism cases. The National Autism Association (NAA) declared today as National “How Much Longer” Day for Autism, a day of letter-writing to the media, health agencies, Department of Education, lawmakers and the Obama Administration asking for such things as health insurance coverage, federal laws to protect special-ed students from dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools, safer vaccines, and for autism to be declared a nation health crisis.


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