We asked local candidates about autism

Are you aware of our local effort to be an Autism Friendly Community and the needs of local people with autism?

Autism McLean recently invited candidates running for local office in the April 2, 2019 election to share about their familiarity with autism and local efforts to be an autism friendly community: Bloomington & Normal Councils, Unit 5 and District 87 school boards, and Heartland Community College trustees. We did this to ask their awareness of autism and encourage future attention to issues of concern for people with autism.

This is inquiry is not a candidate endorsement. Rather, our intent is to encourage awareness among candidates about the presence and needs of our local autism communityHere are the responses we received.