According to the Autism Society, changes being made to the Medicaid healthcare system aim to cut healthcare funding by an estimated $880 billion by 2020. While many think this healthcare program primarily benefits low-income women and children, these changes would most crucially effect the population of disabled Americans.
OCA, an organization based out of Orlando, Florida, has devoted all of its time, resources, and funding in order to provide a distinguished benefit to the Central Florida families affected by autism. Of the many obstacles this organization has faced, the biggest have been those that threaten their supply of financial assistance.
In speaking to OCA’s director Sylvia Haas about future plans for the organization, she could not help but verbalize her immediate concern regarding these budget cuts, ones that would strip her balance sheet of more than $1 million dollars of government aid.
KHJ media serves to promote OCA and the whole of the autistic community that is currently fighting for crucial government funding. To receive more insight on the state of OCA’s fight be sure to check out this informative presentation.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder and costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
OCA – an organization based out of Central Florida – is a non-profit whose efforts focus on benefiting the lives of those affected by autism. KHJ media sat down with the executive director, Silvia Haas, and in asking how exactly we can best support OCA she had a simple answer.
The main problem OCA faces is a lack of hands on deck. Finding willing and capable volunteers has been a problem Sylvia has attempted to tackle for years now, however her efforts have fallen short. She shared with us that the best way to support this special company is by increasing the number of staff and volunteers.
In navigating OCA’s website homepage, one is able to register to become a volunteer as well as view what exactly is required in taking on such a crucial responsibility. OCA has done an amazing job in the short time they have existed, and your help will provide for expansion and further improvement of the lives of the autistic community of Central Florida.
Steven Johnson’s TED Talk Explains How the Brain Forms New Ideas
Oxford, England (September, 2010) – Steven Johnson, a popular American science author and media theorists provides this enlightening journey through the brain’s process of creating new ideas. Many people think these original ideas come from a spontaneous “eureka” moment, however Johnson uses the period of enlightenment in England to explain that the brain functions like a network.
Johnson states that “we take ideas from other people, from people we’ve learned from, from people we run into in the coffee shop, and we stitch them together into new forms and we create something new.” In realizing this, Johnson believes “we have to change some of our models of what innovation and deep thinking really looks like.”
Johnson cements his logic by using examples of the stories behind some of the world’s most prominent inventions. Through this speech the science author hopes to provide a new approach to drafting new ideas. To understand more about the process your brain goes through in creating ideas check out Johnson’s book on the content he discusses in this talk.