On MondaySeptember 26, the Senate unanimously passed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA). This bill, if enacted, will renew the 2006 Combating Autism Act for the next three years, securing federal funding in the amount of $693 million for autism research and treatment.
CARA, which was passed by the House earlier this month, now awaits President Obama’s signature. This is very exciting news since President Obama has already pledged to pass this bill!
If you would like to read more about CARA, visit: http://www.autismvotes.org/site/c.frKNI3PCImE/b.6376831/k.ACFC/CARA.htm.