- Posted October 3, 2013 by
St. Louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Government Shutdown=Autism Services Shutdown
We are simply trying to help our daughter get the skills she needs to have a somewhat independent life as an adult. We want her to learn as much as possible. Autism services are not easy to come by, especially ABA therapy. Waiting lists are RIDICULOUS, as in you could wait YEARS for your child to get the services they need. All autism research has stopped, all autism related government programs that were CREATED to ensure autistic children and adults receive the services they deserve has been stopped. The insurance companies don't want to pay and now the government doesn't want to pay either. It is time to start voting the idiots that have caused this mess out of Washington. How many more kids have to go untreated because they are "nonessential"? There are even children with CANCER who have basically been told screw you by the Republicans. We don't care if you don't get what you need because we are not getting what we want.