Autism Act Clears Senate

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[Source: Disability Scoop]

A bill that includes more than $1.8 billion for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism is headed to President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support, or Autism CARES, Act, on Thursday.

The measure, H.R. 1058, ensures funding for research, prevalence tracking, screening, professional training and other government activities related to autism. It renews an existing federal law that originated in 2006 for another five years.

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