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Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day

900 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301


9 am – 1 pm

This is a call to action to everyone in Oregon-
Come out and support Autism Health Insurance Reform!

 We need your support NOW if we are going to make autism health insurance reform happen THIS YEAR.  Kids are welcome!


9:00 am: Gather in Room 350 for information and prepare for office visits with our legislators. Get an update on the legislation and tips for meeting with your legislator. This room will be available to us all day.  

 9:30 am- 12 noon: Visits with our legislators. Please contact your legislator to make an appointment in advance (To find your legislator and contact info,go to:    

 9:30 am - 12 noon:  Information tables will be open in the Capitol Galleria. 

New Time! 12:30 pm:   RALLY on the Capitol steps! 

If you will be upset if autism health insurance reform does not pass this year,

make sure that your voice is heard at Autism Awareness Day.  

Need help with transportation, or have questions? Contact ASO by phone at 1-888-AUTISM-1 or email at  

 If you can't attend, please call or email your state legistors today! to let them know of your support for autism health insurance reform (SB 365 or HB 2525). All statements of support are very helpful! 

Transportation - where to park? Carpools and public transportation are strongly encouraged, but parking is available. The cheapest parking is in theYellow Lot, located on Center Street, between Winter & Summer Streets. The cost is $6 for the full day and the machines accept credit cards. It's a short 2 block walk to the Capitol Building. But, this lot fills up early. (Click here for more information.) 

There are many street meters with times ranging from 3-10 hours. They take coins only and cost $1.50 per hour. The best option is to purchase a day pass in the Legislative Services Office in the basement of Capitol building. Cost is $8.00 for all day, cash only. 

Kids - Bring them or not? Kids are welcome to attend the event, and you will be with families that understand the challenges of having an autistic child in a public space. Although the Capitol is not set up as an incredibly fun place for kids, we have the following options:
* We will have a place to sit and rest in Room 350, and have a quiet area set aside in the room. The windows can be latched but not locked.

* There is a small cafeteria in the basement of the Capitol.

* Across the street and on either side of the building, there are green areas to run around in, but no play equipment.

* Tours of the Capitol Building will be available at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. These are suitable for 4th graders and older. 

* Less than a 10 minute drive away is the Gilbert's Discovery Village (click here for information) which has hands-on exhibits and a great outdoor play area. Check with them about their reciprocal admissions if you have a membership to another Children's Museum. 

Need help, or have questions? Contact the ASO office by phone at 1-888-AUTISM-1.