Don’t Forget to Vote on November 6
November 1, 2012
By Scott Badesch, Autism Society President
Next Tuesday is Election Day, when each person is given an opportunity to exercise his or her right to choose the President of the United States. In communities nationwide, people will also choose their Congressional and state representatives.
If you have difficulty making it to a polling place due to a disability, don’t let that stop you! Find out who in your neighborhood can help, or ask a relative or friend. Each polling place must be fully accessible to all individuals with special needs.
While likely most of us have seen far more than we want of campaign commercials, this election - like every election - is very important. Please vote. Be sure to examine each candidate's platform and positions, particularly on how each will respond to issues related to disabilities, Medicaid funding, employment opportunities for people with disabilities and so much more. This information can be found on the candidates’ websites.
The Autism Society does not endorse any one candidate. Rather, we continue to encourage each person to be an active participant in democracy. Democracy is strongest when we are all actively involved. And, as my father once told me, on Election Day everyone is treated the same at the polling place. Do not take the right to vote for granted.
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.