I was a person who was not involved in causes...not because I did not care but because I thought someone else would make the changes that need to be made in our world. When Baylor was diagnosed with Autism at age three, I became aware of the big gap in the health care system for these children. It is all Ben and Katy can do to provide the therapy Baylor needs. And they are not alone. Alabama is one of 7 states that does not require insurance to help with ABA therapy. This is a BIG therapy for children with autism, a life changing therapy in many cases. Baylor is not receiving it because of Alabama's insurance system. So to show our legislators in Alabama that there needs to be change we are blowing up social media with #autismmatters. Families are posting pictures etc on Facebook and Instagram. Apparently if you want to get anyone's attention in our day and time, posting on social media is the way to go. So our family did their part yesterday!
Here is Ben and Katy's picture. Margaret's picture says, Help my Brudder.:)
Aunt Mimi and Kendall did their part as well.
And here is the picture I posted. Katy took this one of me and Baylor on Saturday when we visited the children. I asked the question, "How can we refuse to allow this sweet boy to reach his potential?"
We will see if the state listens. Alabama is always at the bottom of most lists and does not seem to care about moving up but I hope they will listen to the citizens regarding this matter because #autsimmatterseveryday.