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Pass the Autism CARES Act In The Senate

Legislation that would save federal autism funding is headed for a vote in the Senate.

Called Autism CARES, the bill would reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006, dedicating $260 million a year in federal funding for autism activities over the next five years. The current law expires September 30.

Use the tools below to ask your Senator to support the Autism CARES Act (S. 2449).

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The Autism CARES Act

The Autism CARES Act would reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006, dedicating $260 million a year in federal funding for autism activities over the next five years. The current law expires September 30.

In less than 12 weeks, continued federal funding for autism could be in jeopardy! Urge your Senator to vote for S. 2449!

Facts About Autism

Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys


The lifetime cost of caring for one person with autism ranges from $1.4 million to $2.3 million.


Less than 1% of the National Institutes of Health budget goes directly to autism research

Thank You

Thank you for fighting for change so federal funding for autism is renewed for another five years. Spread the word and let the Senate know you want action now.

Thank You

Thank you for fighting for change so federal funding for autism is renewed for another five years. Spread the word and let Congress know you want action now.