Sunday, September 14, 2008

Medicare for Autism NOW! Campaign

Medicare for Autism Now!

Dear Friends,

As you know, it is federal election time in Canada , and a critical time for our campaign for Medicare for Autism Now!

We are a national coalition of non-partisan parents, advocates and professionals seeking medicare coverage for effective, science-based autism treatment otherwise known as ABA (applied behaviour analysis).

Over 40 years of research and litigation have identified this treatment as medically necessary. It is the only core health need not included in health care, therefore costing thousands of Canadian families up to $80 thousand dollars a year each to access the only effective treatment for their children.

The Medicare for Autism Now! National campaign launched in March, 2008. Our non- partisan campaign is focused on creating policy change to make ABA/IBI treatment available for all Canadians diagnosed with autism.

During the current federal election we are supporting candidates in specific constituencies across Canada, regardless of party affiliation, who will publicly commit to supporting legislation which will amend the Canada Health Act to include autism treatment under Medicare, thereby ending the discrimination against some of the most vulnerable Canadians.

Please support this crucial campaign now with a financial donation:

Make cheques payable to:

Medicare for Autism Now Society

Suite 425-1489 Marine Drive

West Vancouver, BC

V7T 1B8

Donate Online! Secure, quick and easy.

(click on the “Donate” button)

Please check the website on a regular basis during the election campaign for important information.

THANK YOU for your support!

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