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H.Con.Res. 91 (ih) Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for a clinic to be conducted by the United States Luge Association. [Introduced in House] ...
107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 91 _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Recognizing the importance of increasing awareness of the autism spectrum disorder, and supporting programs for greater research and improved treatment of autism and improved training and support for individuals with autism and those who care for them. 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 91 _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Whereas the Autism Society of America, Cure Autism Now, the National Alliance for Autism Research, Unlocking Autism, and numerous other organizations commemorate April 27 as Autism Awareness Day and April as Autism Awareness Month; Whereas autism is a developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed during the first three years of life; Whereas autism has robbed at least 400,000 Americans of their ability to communicate and interact with others; Whereas autism affects at least 1 in every 500 children in America; Whereas autism is 4 times more likely in boys than in girls, and can affect anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or other factors; Whereas the cost of specialized treatment in a developmental center for autistic persons is approximately $80,000 per individual per year; Whereas the cost of special education programs for school-aged children with autism is often more than $30,000 per individual per year; Whereas the cost nationally of caring for persons affected by autism is estimated at more than $13 billion per year; and Whereas, despite the fact that autism is one of the most common developmental disorders, many professionals in the medical and educational fields are still unaware of the best methods to diagnose and treat the disorder: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress-- (1) supports the goals and ideas of Autism Awareness Day and Month; (2) recognizes and commends the parents and relatives of autistic children for their sacrifice and dedication in providing for the special needs of their autistic children and absorbing significant financial costs for specialized education and support services; (3) supports the goal of increasing Federal funding for aggressive research to learn the root causes of autism, identify the best methods of early intervention and treatment, and promote understanding of the special needs of autistic persons; (4) urges the Department of Health and Human Services to continue to press for the swift and full implementation of the Children's Health Act of 2000, particularly the establishment of not less than three ``Centers of Excellence'' at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and not less than five ``Centers of Excellence'' at the National Institutes of Health, in order to monitor the prevalence of autism at a national level, leading to a better understanding of autism and related disorders; (5) stresses the need to begin early intervention services soon after a child has been diagnosed with autism, noting that early intervention strategies, including Applied Behavioral Analysis, are the primary therapeutic options for young autistic persons; (6) supports the goal of federally funding 40 percent of the costs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to States and local school districts, recognizing that the inadequacy of this funding has adversely affected the ability of school districts to appropriately respond to the rising number of autism cases in our schools; (7) urges Federal, State, and local governments to allocate sufficient resources to teacher training initiatives to alleviate the shortage of appropriately trained teachers that have the skills and support necessary to teach, assist, and respond to the special needs of autistic students in our school systems; and (8) recognizes the importance of worker training programs that are tailored to the needs of developmentally disabled persons, including those with autism, and notes that autistic persons can be, and are, productive members of the workforce if they are given appropriate support, training, and early intervention services. Passed the House of Representatives May 1, 2001. Attest: Clerk.
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