Sorry I've been a little bit scarce around here. Our home computer got virus-munched earlier this week, which has caused certain spinning plates to go all wobbly. With any luck it'll be back up and running by Monday sometime. Till then, I'm making extra trips to the office for e-mail forays and LEND coursework. Like now.
So, speaking of my leadership coursework... want to help?
One aspect of the course is a policy-advocacy component, which will involve selecting and researching a policy issue, and eventually visiting with a legislator. I need to brainstorm potential autism-related policy areas among which to choose -- as you know, I've been active around the issue of autism-insurance in Wisconsin, but the legislation did pass (yay!) and I'm thinking of taking on something else.
Here's the brainstorm part of the assignment:
Brainstorm a list of challenges that children and youth with autism and their families face.
I figure one might add "upon which legislation might be brought to bear." But maybe that includes all of them, if defined broadly enough?
Anyway. Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to list some such challenges for me to add to my own list. Who knows, I may pick your issue for my big policy push!
Ready, set, comment!