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Working together we can make sure that the foundation that was established in 2006 has an opportunity to expand so that critical research for autism can continue.
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Government Relations Team
At the Santa Monica Dispatch, Peggy Clifford reinforces the point.
It might seem best just to give the go-ahead to the CARA. Groups including the Autism Science Foundation, Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America -- many overseen by parents of autistic children -- have issued their strong support. These days, one hears regular reports about the "crisis" of autism, about over-burdened and under-funded school districts and families in distress in the face of reported rising numbers in the autism rate and no sure answers about the causes of autism, not to mention a great deal of confusion about how best to address the educational, therapeutic and medical needs of autistic individuals.
However, a closer look at the CAA, and of the CARA, reveals that these bills are lacking in two areas which are essential to address. The CARA does not make provisions for services and also has little to say about adults on the autism spectrum.