From House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA):
Today's news that 1 in 50 school kids has autism is sobering. These children and their hardworking parents are overcoming challenges on a daily basis, and in Congress we must prioritize policies that will assist them.
For example, this year House Republicans will renew our focus on school choice, which allows parents with autistic children to find the best school that suits their needs. This is critically important. We will also address prioritizing medical research funding, so that we can continue to study the cause and treatment of disorders such as autism.
Working with parents and organizations like Autism Society and Autism Speaks, I know we can take positive steps forward. On April 2, World Autism Day, we will have an opportunity to reflect on these issues, and the children they affect.