AUCD Applauds Congress Passage of Autism CARES Act
"AUCD is grateful to the bipartisan, bicameral leaders who helped shepherd this reauthorization and who advocate for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families year-round,"
The prevalence of autism is growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, autism now affects one in every 59 children. The Autism CARES Act has shown significant progress in increasing the capacity of professionals to screen, diagnose, treat and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). However, substantial gaps still remain, which is why it is so critical that the Autism CARES Act was reauthorized to sustain the momentum of the work that has begun under this law.
The membership of AUCD includes a national network –serving every state and territory –of 67 University Centers for Excellence (UCEDD), 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs, and 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). Together, these programs provide a direct national impact through direct services, the development of new professionals, and the use of new knowledge generated from our research.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) (https://www.aucd.org/
AUCD is available for contact, resources, and stories on the Autism CARES Act. Contact Rylin Rogers, Director of Public Policy at email@example.com or 240-821-9381.