The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act allows for significant federal appropriations meant to assist all individuals affected by autism. The law focuses on expanding research and coordination at the National Institutes of Health, increasing awareness and surveillance at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and expanding the interdisciplinary training of health professionals to identify and support children with ASD and their families. On September 30, there will be an immediate hard stop of this federal funding. That means some existing federal efforts through the previously noted agencies will be forced to cease their efforts.
To preserve the progress that has been made, the Autism Society believes the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S. 1094/HR 2005) must be enacted urgently.
Visit the Autism Society of America link below where they have an electronic tool to help you customize an email to your local respresentatives. It truly only takes a couple of minutes to be heard!
As of today, neither of our senators have signed on! Tell them that you need their support!