[Source: Disability Scoop]
Federal legislation allocating over $1.8 billion in government spending on autism efforts is one step closer to being approved.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support, or Autism CARES, Act, by a voice vote Wednesday.
The legislation, H.R. 1058, would renew a federal law that originated in 2006 and ensures support for research, prevalence tracking, screening, professional training and other government activities related to autism.