Combating Autism Reauthorization Act signed into law

On Friday, September 30, President Obama signed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act into law. This law will continue to support the programs established by the Combating Autism Act of 2006, which include screening and surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and educating professionals about proper screening, diagnosis, and intervention for children with ASD as well as many other developmental disabilities. The act authorizes $231 million a year from Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 through 2014 for these efforts. The Arc celebrates the reauthorization of this important legislation.

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