Written by Renee Salas
Many of you may or may not know the Combating Autism Act (CAA) is up for re-authorization this September. The CAA was put into place to provide funding to ‘combat’ autism and while the language within the law suggests that it should include research into support services, the spending priorities of the law are identification and cure research. Because of this, many Autistic advocates, activists and family members are asking that Congress either reform CAA or let it expire all together. Our greatest concerns are voiced in the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s (ASAN) Memorandum on CAA Re-Authorization.
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