Senate Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Combating Autism Act; Committee Advances House Bill

On June 9, a bipartisan reauthorization bill (S. 2449) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Menendez (D-NJ) and Enzi (R-WI). The Senate bill is identical to the House bill, except that it includes a name change – the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act. The Arc, along with our coalition partners, advocated for replacing the title with one that uses respectful language. On the same day, the Energy and Commerce Committee quickly approved the House bill. See our coalition statement on the CCD website.

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