|Public Policy and Practice | Update: September 11, 2011|
Ask Governor Brown to sign SB 946 (Steinberg)
With your help, we will take the next step in ensuring that high quality ABA treatment is there for Californians who need it.
Amazing news! SB 946 (Steinberg) was passed by both the California State Assembly and the Senate on Friday, September 9. SB 946 (Steinberg) mandates health plans cover ABA treatment for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and it identifies those with BACB credentials as qualified autism providers.
But before SB 946 can become law, it must be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown before October 9, 2011. We need you to call, write, or fax, Governor Brown and ask him to sign SB 946 (Steinberg). Explain why it is so important that SB 946 (Steinberg) become law. Then talk with 5 colleagues, family members, and consumers about how they can help SB 946 become law. Ask them to write Governor Brown, too. As wonderful as last Friday's accomplishment is (and it IS great!), we need to make sure SB 946 (Steinberg) becomes law. Behavior analysts need to act now.
Governor Jerry Brown
Also please send some "reinforcers" to Senator Steinberg and his staff. Thank Senator Steinberg and his staff for tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of ensuring access to high quality ABA treatment to those who need it, and for recognizing the importance of certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Senator Darrell Steinberg Pro Tem
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