No government agency has exclusive jurisdiction over all of these areas. The federal government takes the lead with some, while states and localities may be the main arenas for others. At each level, different bureaucracies deal with different aspects of autism. Courts and private organizations also play important roles in autism policymaking. Each place on the autism policy map has its own jargon and rules, hence the “alphabet soup” that bedevils parents.
Autism CARES Act Reauthorization
Contact your Members of Congress!
The Autism CARES Act will sunset (expire) on September 30, 2019, if it is not reauthorized. The House passed a bill (HR. 1058) on July 24 which reauthorizes the law for five years.
The Senate now must pass its companion bill (S. 427) within the next two weeks!
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED:
Contact your Senators today! Urge them to co-sponsor and urge action in the Senate on S. 427, the Autism CARES Act Reauthorization Act.
There are currently 36 Senator co-sponsors. we need 100! If you don’t see your Senator listed below, please call them now!
Dial 202-224-3121. Ask to be connected to your senator. Say please co-sponsor and pass S. 427 the Autism CARES Act now.
In addition, please use this action alert to send an email to your Senators: http://takeaction.autism-society.org/app/write-a-letter?5&engagementId=496322