Monday, December 18, 2006

US President Bush About to Sign Combating Autism Act into Law

Autism Speaks is reporting that US President George W. Bush will sign the Combating Autism Act into law in the United States in the next couple of days:

" The bill was presented to the President on Monday, December 11, and now awaits his signature, which is expected within the next ten days.

The Combating Autism Act authorizes nearly $1 billion over the next five years to combat autism, increasing federal spending on autism by at least 50%. The bill includes provisions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and expands and intensifies biomedical research on autism, including an essential focus on possible environmental causes. "

Hopefully increased autism research in the US will benefit all persons with autism including those in Canada.

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