Autism CARES Act Clears US House, Senate HELP Committee

The Times of Trenton (NJ) (6/26) reports that a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) enhancing “federal programs for families touched by autism cleared the House of Representatives” yesterday night. The measure, called the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (Autism CARES) Act, “earmarks $1.3 billion over five years for autism research, particularly for programs to aid people with autism as they transition from childhood into adulthood.”

Included in the “$1.3 billion is $950 million in research grants at the National Institutes of Health and Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and $110 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Developmental Disabilities Surveillance and Research Program.”

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— “Legislation to enhance federal aid for autism research passes House of Representatives,” Mike Davis, Times of Trenton, June 25, 2014.

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