On the road to succes


From Peter Bell
Executive Vice President for Programs & Services
Autism Speaks

Federal support has put us on the road to success.

Since 2006, the landmark federal Combating Autism Act (CAA) has helped us identify the increasing prevalence of autism and pointed us in the right direction toward an effective research strategy.

Today, we’re heartened to announce that Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, in partnership with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, introduced the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) late this past Friday. The CARA legislation proposes to reauthorize the CAA, significantly increasing both the depth and breadth of the federal response to autism spectrum disorders.

It’s time to show our support for the CARA. We need to finish what the CAA started by continuing to research potential causes of autism, both genetic and environmental, as well as find ways to improve the lives of people living with autism and their families.

Your support on this issue is crucial for the CARA to pass.

Here’s what you can do right now:

Call and thank Senators Dodd and Menendez. Call Senators Chris Dodd (CT) and Robert Menendez (NJ) and thank them for their leadership in introducing the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act:

Senator Dodd – (202) 224-2823
Senator Menendez – (202) 224-4744 

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