I greatly enjoyed participating in the Eastmoreland neighborhood's 4th of July parade this week. Among the delightful participants I met was the Downer family, who shared some of their experience managing childhood autism. See here for photos of the parade, and their blog documenting their family's journey. I am even more proud that the City now provides autism coverage under health insurance for employees and their families - doing so is cost-effective AND compassionate.
I look forward to working with advocates on statewide coverage measures in the 2013 Oregon State Legislature.