Public Policy and Practice   |   Update: Mar 29, 2011

The first hearing for AB 1205 has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 12.

By writing letters and educating families, you are helping to build a grassroots movement that our elected officials can't ignore. Because of you, our members of the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection are paying attention and beginning to act. AB 1205 will face its first major hurdle in exactly 2 weeks. Your continued activism will make all the difference.


If you have ALREADY written a letter in support of AB 1205:

Print out the PARENT PACKET below. Talk with families about these important issues and see if they are interested in supporting AB 1205. Support from families who receive ABA therapy is particularly important. But make sure that families understand that such support, while important, is totally voluntary, and has no impact on the services they receive from you.

We've learned that some letters have been ignored because they were either sent to the wrong address or were missing important information. Please look over your letter and make sure you:

  • included your personal address on the letter so that Committee Members know you are a California resident.

  • mailed OR faxed a copy of your letter to every member of the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection using this UPDATED address list.

IF NOT, please RESEND your letter with this updated information by April 12.

PARENT PACKET

  • Sample cover letter to parents [PDF] [Word]

  • 1-page talking points handout [English] [Spanish]

  • Sample letter (generic) [PDF] [Word]      |     Spanish [PDF] [Word]

  • Sample letter (specific) [PDF] [Word]      |     Spanish [PDF] [Word]


If you have NOT YET written a letter in support of AB 1205:

You have two more weeks to get involved!

Print out the PARENT PACKET above. Talk with families about these important issues and see if they are interested in supporting AB 1205. Support from families who receive ABA therapy is particularly important. But make sure that families understand that such support, while important, is totally voluntary, and has no impact on the services they receive from you.

Write a personalized letter of support TODAY using the following sample letters and make sure to include your personal address on the letter.

  • Practitioners - BCBA [PDF] [Word]

  • Practitioners - Other Professionals [PDF] [Word]

  • Students [PDF] [Word]

Mail OR fax a copy of your letter to every member of the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection using this address list.

We have 2 more weeks to demonstrate the strength of our movement.