The State of Utah’s heart grew three sizes today. SB57 has survived each hurdle of the legislative process and now sits on the desk of Utah’s Governor. A child who is diagnosed today will have to wait until 2016 for the mandate to take effect, but never the less, that child will have access to life changing therapies paid for by insurance. Thank you to the Utah Autism Coalition and it’s leadership over the past 6 years and for anyone and everyone who created a “tiny ripple of hope” throughout this process for individuals affected by autism and their families. Thank you to legislators in the Utah Senate and House, who listened thoughtfully and allowed a greater understanding of the issue to impact decision making. YOU DID THE RIGHT THING HERE. A GOOD THING.
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
– Robert F. Kennedy