The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) of 2011 would reauthorize the landmark Combating Autism Act of 2006, securing the federal response to the national and public health concern of autism spectrum disorders.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA) has not cosigned onto The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011. She sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee where S. 1094 - CARA, which will renew the original law, will be heard first.
Senators have less than 24 HOURS to sign on to the bill.
If you support this bill, please call Senator Murray to encourage her sponsorship and let her know how very important to you that this bill be favorably reported out of the HELP Committee. The Act provides funding for research and training programs affecting people with autism and other developmental disabilities. This legislation ensures that the programs established under the original law continue for an additional three years, including research, surveillance, awareness, and treatment efforts. These programs will expire in September of this year if Congress does not act.
Even if you have shared your story before, there is nothing more powerful than sharing your personal experience. Please contact your elected officials about your support service needs. YOU can make the difference.