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Autism Act Clears Senate

Autism Act Clears Senate

Autism Act Clears Senate 599 375 Dave Zambotti

September 23, 2019

The U.S. Senate just unanimously passed the Autism CARES Act of 2019! The legislation now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill authorizes more than $1.8 billion in funding that will help children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.

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