Autism CARES Act passes the Senate

1 Aug

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 (Autism CARES Act) has passed the Senate, per TheHill.com. Autism CARES now moves on to the desk of President Obama.

Autism CARES continues the government’s commitment to support autism research, authorzing $260 million a year. It further continues the structure whereby coordination of research efforts by government and private organizations includes stakeholder input through the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.


By Matt Carey

note: I serve as a public member to the IACC but my comments are my own.

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4 Responses to “Autism CARES Act passes the Senate”

  1. lilady August 1, 2014 at 16:36 #

    That’s great news. In spite of a Super PAC lobbyist and a hastily-formed “coalition” dedicated to defeating the passage of the Bill, reason has prevailed. I’m delighted and I proud of our elected officials.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) August 1, 2014 at 17:30 #

      One thing I noticed just yesterday–the list of senators that were targeted as supposedly open to hold the bill back included one of the cosponsors of the bill.

      Whoever put that list together either wasn’t paying attention or just wanted a list to serve as a rallying point.

  2. Emily Methew August 8, 2014 at 10:00 #

    Magnificent!! Raising funds for encouraging research on autism is absolutely essential in order to find a cure. Every stage requires a different type of research.For instance, for a new born baby, research is needed to determine whether the child is meeting age-appropriate cognitive development phases or showing signs of developmental delays. A supplemental autism diagnosis tool is available in the market for parents and pediatricians http://goo.gl/uErOiI

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