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Autistic People Need Representation on CA Healthcare Task Force

The California Department of Managed Healthcare has announced the composition of its Autism Task Force.  As it currently stands, no autistic people are represented on the 18-person panel which will make key decisions affecting autistic people's healthcare. Moreover, the panel does include an anti-vaccine activist, a person who has made numerous statements dehumanizing autistic people, and two representatives from an organization which has consistently excluded autistic people from its leadership. Autistic people deserve to have a voice in manners that affect us directly, and the panel as currently composed completely fails to give us adequate representation.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Director, California Department of Managed Healthcare
    Brent A. Barnhart
  • California Department of Managed Healthcare
    Autism Advisory Task Force
  • Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Managed Healthcare
    Shelley Rouillard
  • Deputy Director, Plan and Provider Relations, California Department of Managed Health Care
    Maureen McKennan
  • Deputy Director, General Counsel
    Holly Pearson
  • California State House
  • California State Senate
  • California Governor


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