I have three children with ASD. Two of the three have shown signs of recovery due to intervention. My oldest would also be recovering if these interventions had been available to us 16 years ago.
Please don't allow someone who has not lived the life of a someone with severe Autism to take these choices away from us. Our journey has not been easy, but it has been worthwhile. My eldest son is profoundly impaired due to Autism and I would love to see him live an independent life.
This may never happen if the resource well dries up. Mr. Ne'eman has not lived the life of my son, and shows no understanding or compassion. How can this person become a spokesperson for the Autism community, when he so clearly does not identify with it. It comes as no surprise to me, however, that this administration is looking for the easy and "cheap" way out.
I implore you Mr. President, please spend time with children with Autism, REAL, quality time. See who you would deny giving help to. See how deserving our children are of resources and therapies. Take a very good, long look at the very difficult paths that we travel, and look beyond the bottom line into the eyes of those you would deny.