Santa Ana, CA – In an effort to address Autism and related disorders, Senator Lou Correa with the Orange County Autism Regional Taskforce (OCART) invite you to an Autism Town Hall Meeting on April 18, 2013 6pm-8pm at the Regional Center of Orange County, located at 1525 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705.
This Town Hall will include a public forum for legislative recommendations that OCART will submit to the California Senate an effort to change how the state provides services to people with Autism and related disorders.
“Everyday more children are born with autism, it’s important that we make changes now to ensure that our children have a brighter, healthier tomorrow,” stated Senator Lou Correa “California and Orange County, like many states and communities across the country, must clearly define legislation to protect and support the growing number of persons with Autism and related disorders. The California Senate Select Committee and respective regional task forces are leading the way to address the issues and concerns of this important segment of our population,” Correa.
Since starting in February 2010, OCART, under the California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders, have looked at the various issues that people with autism and related disorders encounter.
This town hall will have speakers to discuss topic issues relating to autism services including health insurance coverage, early identification and treatment, employment/education/transitioning, and housing. Speakers include Janis White (Chief Operating Officer-Orange County Regional Center) and other advocates.
The Orange County community encouraged to attend to submit questions and comments.
For more information on the Autism Town Hall, please contact Arthur Sandoval at Senator Lou Correa’s district office atArthur.Sandoval@sen.ca.gov or (714) 558-4400.
Senator Lou Correa is committed to representing the 34th district which includes the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton, and Westminster.