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CARA Act Passed!

on November 1, 2011

Some of you don’t know or understand some of what is going on with Autism funding or research, and how the government is assisting families in this area. Well, to summarize, we had a big win this month when President Obama signed the The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA act) that approved an additional $693 million to support Autism research over the next 3 years. This is exciting because the funds were being put on hold in the senate, and were in danger of being cut.

I am personally doing my best to begin to get involved in the legislation involved with Autism research & awareness on both a federal and state level, and, if somene you love is struggling, I would encourage you to do the same. Anyway, I felt it was important to post this so my readers can be informed of our triumph in Washngton this month! Say what you will about President Obama, but I am thankful that he signed off on this – we need answers and it is no secret that Autism has frequently gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Federal funding!

Anyway, please click on the link below and read about this act; watch the video with Kerry Magro, an adult with Autism – it is truly inspiring!

http://blog.autismspeaks.org/tag/combating-autism-reauthorization-act/

 

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