I just received the following message from the advocacy arm of Autism Speaks:
November 1, 2011
Thank you for all of your calls and e-mails over the years, particularly this past summer to gain legislative passage and win the support of Governor Cuomo for A.8512, the autism insurance reform bill. Your advocacy truly played a great part in the process.
We are excited to announce that your bill has now become law! Moments ago, Governor Cuomo signed the bill making New York the 29th state to take important steps to end autism insurance discrimination.
Now it is time to thank him and we hope that you will do that by sending him an email as well as writing him a brief note of thanks on his Facebook page.
Here’s How You Can Help!
1. Send a quick email to Governor Cuomo expressing your gratitude for enacting the autism insurance reform. We get you started with the email here, but make sure you take the time to make your note personal.
2.Ask your friends on Facebook to spread the word and leave Governor Cuomo a note of thanks on his Facebook page here.
To learn more about the legislation - when it will become effective and what it means for you, please visit http://www.autismvotes.org/New York.
Thank you again for all of your hard work. There is no doubt that your calls, your emails, and your visits to the Capitol throughout this long process were key in making this day a reality for all who live in New York.