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AuSM Advocacy

Here, your voice matters.

advocacylogowebPart of AuSM's mission is ensuring that our laws and public policies support individuals and families living with autism. This is why AuSM is committed to being your voice at the Minnesota legislature as well as creating public policy by maintaining a presence on key committees, task forces, and organizations. Please act on alerts, letting decision-makers know that the Minnesota autism community is active, engaged and ready to speak out.

If you would like to join the AuSM Advocacy Committee, please click here for a volunteer form.

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2017 Advocacy Issues

  • Consumer-Directed Community Supports
  • Individualized Living Options
  • Medical Assistance (MA) Spenddown
  • Autism Early Intervention Developmental Treatment
  • Autism Essential Health Benefits Definition
  • Best Life Alliance
  • Brain Injury Definition Change
  • Employment Supports
  • Parental Fees
  • Pediatric Home Care Nursing
  • Prior Authorization for Prescriptions
  • Self-Driving USA
  • Healthy Legacy
  • Minnesota Health Records Act
  • Neurodiversity Pilot Project
  • Palliative Care
  • Personal Care Assistance Reform

AuSM also is a member of the Coalition for Children. 2017 priorities include:

  • Secure Adequate Funding for Special Education
  • Limit the Use of Extreme Disciplinary Measures for All Students
  • Improve the Use of Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities
  • Improve Services for Children with Emotional Behaviorial Disorders
  • Increase Funding for Early Childhood Education