Success! Today President Obama signed legislation which will allow three more years of funding for The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA). This will give about 693 million more towards autism research, advocacy, treatment and services.
CARA was recently in jeopardy of not being passed but based on the efforts of Congress, especially Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Mike Enzi, and Representatives Mike Doyle and Chris Smith who sponsored the bill, autism’s voice still speaks.
As an individual with autism, hearing this news makes me optimistic about the future. With the rates of autism in America growing bigger by the day, funding is indeed necessary.
Congratulations to everyone in The Autism Community on this wonderful accomplishment!