Put a face on autism health insurance reform in N.C.

A bill to extend health insurance coverage to people with autism will be discussed at the Senate Health Care Committee on Wednesday, June 9 at 11 am in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building ( LOB) in Raleigh. 

Please join us at this important meeting to show your support.

If you plan to attend the hearing, details and directions are listed at the end of this blog. 

If you are unable to join us, you can still help by contacting your legislators to support (Senate Bill (SB) 1265). Letters from families in the Senators’ districts listed below are especially important.

 Remember that you do not have to be an expert on autism insurance or this insurance bill. 

You are already an expert in knowing, more than anyone else, the struggles your family faces without insurance coverage and the impact autism coverage would have on the life of your child and your family.

Legislators respond to real people telling real stories.

Putting a face on the need for autism  insurance is something only families can do.

In your own words:

  • Thank them for supporting people with autism and their families.
  • Tell them where you live and your connection to autism.
  • Briefly share your story of  issues you face every day and why autism insurance is important to your family. 
  • Ask them to support SB 1265 to extend health insurance coverage to people with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Keep your message brief, respectful, and honest
  • Please click here and send us a copy of your email so we can follow up with your legislator.

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Details and Directions for Senate Committee meeting on autism insurance reform:

Date: June 9th 

Time: 11am- 12 pm (ish) 

Sign in table:  3rd floor lobby of  Legislative Office Building (LOB)

Committee meeting: Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building ( LOB) 

 Click here for directions.  to the LOB and visitor parking. The street address is 300 N. Salisbury Street.

Parking can be difficult to find during this session. Click here for map of additional visitor parking near the LOB

Join us for lunch at the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) office after the committee meeting. The ASNC office is located at 505 Oberlin Rd., Suite 230. Directions from the LOB to the ASNC office are listed below.

Please RSVP to autisminsurance@autismsociety-nc.org if you plan to attend the hearing and can join us for lunch.

Continue to email your Senators and ask them to support autism insurance reform in North Carolina. Not sure who represents you? Click here to find the name of your Senator .

If you live in the following Senators’ district, we especially need your emails:

For more information, the ASNC current autism insurance fact sheet is posted on our website along with general tips for contacting your legislators.

 Watch the Autism Society of North Carolina’s blog and subscribe to our email action alerts to stay up to date

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 Directions FROM Legislative Office Building TO ASNC: 505 Oberlin Rd. 919.743.0204

 If you are leaving from Deck #75 on North Salisbury:

  •  Turn right out of the parking deck. 
  • Go two quick lights and turn left on to Jones Street 
  • Go one block and turn left and go til street ends at Peace Street 
  • Turn left and follow Peace (becomes Clark) about 2 miles to Oberlin Rd. You will pass thru Cameron Village
  •  Turn right at the light onto Oberlin Rd.
  • Quick left on Stafford and right into the second driveway into ASNC parking lot
  •  ASNC office is on the second floor Suite 230. ASNC staff will be in the parking lot to help direct you to lunch.

If you are leaving from the Jones Street parking lot:

  • Turn right from the parking lot on to Jones Street.
  • Go two blocks and turn left on to Person Street.
  • Go several blocks and turn left on to Peace Street (in front of the Krispie Kreme).
  •  Follow Peace (which becomes Clark) about 2 miles to Oberlin Rd. You will pass through part of Cameron Village
  •  Turn right at the light on to Oberlin Rd. 
  • Quick left on Stafford and right into the second driveway into ASNC parking lot 
  • ASNC office is on the second floor Suite 230. ASNC staff will be in the parking lot to help direct you to lunch.

 If you are mapquesting or using GPS: The sign is down at the corner of Hillsborough and Oberlin Rd. Turn right at the light right after the BBT Bank and before David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar Restaurant. If you get to the traffic circle in front of the NC State bell tower, you have missed the turn.

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