Autism services in Pennsylvania

We attended a press conference yesterday at Penn State Hershey Medical Center concerning the PA state budget and autism services that will be cut. Many services across the state will be cut. No cut is acceptable, as far as I am concerned. I am the parent of a disabled child. We cannot afford to loose services. No one wants to raise taxes except we families who have so much at stake. We cannot imagine our child’s life with these needed services.

If only the state senators and representatives could spend a day in our lives and homes. They would quickly appreciate our needs.

Certainly the economy is a concern for us as well as all Pennsylvanians. However, we can’t go back and loose services and programs that has taken 5 or 6 years to build. Pennsylvania is now a leader in these programs and other states are looking to pattern their programs after ours.

PCN TV covered the news conference. Here are a couple of links to press releases: KDKA and PR Newswire.