Act Now For Autism is a core group of people passionate about the future and well-being of children and adults with autism and associated conditions in the UK.
Act Now For Autism are campaigning against aspects of the Welfare Reform Bill, specifically the WCA, Work Programme and the impact of the changeover to Universal Credit and PIP. We are ardently campaigning for advocacy to be offered to anyone who has to have a face-to-face assessment.
Please take a few minutes and send the passage below to your MP - you can copy and paste it into an email via www.theyworkforyou.com (please add a bit about yourself to personalise it) and it really does only take 2 minutes!
" Dear (insert name)
The change from DLA to PIP is going to be a horrible game of musical chairs, no-one knows who will be left without a chair when the music stops.
ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) and I believe that those most likely to be left without a chair will be adults with Aspergers Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
Please vote to keep the Lords' amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill on Wednesday. This hugely complicated and far-reaching Bill is racing through Parliament and not enough time has been spent examining the impact and neither is the Government listening to the people it actually affects.
Disabled people are not scroungers and neither are they the reason for the deficit.
Please vote to keep the amendments - disabled people need you to vote for them.
(insert your name)
For and on behalf of ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) "
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead)