Autism Advocates Highlight Need For Research At Congressional Hearing.

In its “On Parenting” blog, the Washington Post (12/1, Williams) reported that on Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform heard testimony from advocacy groups and experts about autism research. The blog said that “for more than two hours, members of the committee asked Alan Guttmacher, the director of the Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, and Colleen Boyle of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about research, possible causes and treatments.” Leaders from the Autism Society, Autism Speaks, SafeMinds, and the Asperger Initiative took part in the second panel. The Post described that “after hours of questions and testimony about what a burden autism is for families and society, two adults with autism, Ari Ne’eman and Michael John Carley, spoke.” According to the blog, “their testimony was moving and telling; they talked passionately about the need for services for adults with autism.”

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— “Adults with autism tell Congress more funds needed for services, “Mari-Jane Williams, The Washington Post, November 30, 2012.

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