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Autism CARES Act

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AutismCaresAct2014Last Friday, President Obama signed into law funding for autism research, intervention, and help for young adults with autism. It’s called the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act, or Autism CARES.

Significantly, this is the first legislation that focuses on the needs of adolescents and young adults, and it also tasks the federal government with researching and anticipating the needs of young adults with autism who will be aging out of the school system in upcoming years.

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