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President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals

President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals

President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals 599 295 Dave Zambotti

October 1, 2019

The Autism CARES (Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support) Act was signed into law on Monday by President Donald Trump. Setting the stage for research into the disorder, it provides $1.8 billion in funding for Autism programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration.

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