For those who live on “Autism Street” the holidays pose some unique challenges…
Let’s share those stories! Send your Utah policymakers a Christmas card and share with them a short, kind, sincere and possibly even humorous message about your experiences with Christmas on “Autism Street”.
In addition to your address, add AUTISM STREET below your name on the return address portion of the envelope. Let’s see how many cards from Autism Street we can get sent from Autism Street this year!
Find your new post-redistricting State Senate and House District numbers by entering your address here: http://elections.utah.gov/map/district-maps.
Find your 2013 Senator and Representative addresses listed by district number here: http://www.utahautismcoalition.org/p/2013-utah-legislators.html
For those of you that get WRITERS BLOCK when trying to write a card, here is a sample note:
Dear Senator/Representative Doe,
I am writing to you from Autism Street. I have a _______ [child, friend, student, cousin, grandchild, etc] that lives with autism. I love them very much. The unusual routine and hustle of the holidays can be very hard on a person with autism. As you celebrate this season of giving, please hold a place in your heart for those affected by this disability. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Feel free to copy at will or write your own message!