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President Obama Has Autism on His Agenda

Changes are happening in the White House and on its website. One example that may have parents breathing a sigh of relief is President Obama and Vice President Biden's agenda on disabilities. The new administration says it is "committed to supporting Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorders (“ASD”), their families, and their communities." Then it lists the specifics.
It reads:

* First, President Obama and Vice President Biden support increased funding for autism research, treatment, screenings, public awareness, and support services. There must be research of the treatments for, and the causes of, ASD.
* Second, President Obama and Vice President Biden support improving life-long services for people with ASD for treatments, interventions and services for both children and adults with ASD.
* Third, President Obama and Vice President Biden support funding the Combating Autism Act and working with Congress, parents and ASD experts to determine how to further improve federal and state programs for ASD.
* Fourth, President Obama and Vice President Biden support universal screening of all infants and re-screening for all two-year-olds, the age at which some conditions, including ASD, begin to appear. These screenings will be safe and secure, and available for every American that wants them. Screening is essential so that disabilities can be identified early enough for those children and families to get the supports and services they need.

What do you think about this plan?


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mzredd mzredd 8 years
Being the mother of an adult autistic child I am very happy to hear this and hope that President Obama lives up to this!!
sundrops sundrops 8 years
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
This is great news. Go Obama!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
"support" is great. sounds like a good start and lord knows we need more attention for this condition. i will be following his stance and actions :)
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