Autism Research Just Got A Big Boost


Aging with autism won’t be as scary anymore, thanks to a new bill.

President Trump is signing a bill to help children and adults with autism. The Autism CARES Act of 2019 provides one-point-eight billion dollars in funding over five years for research, early detection, and treatment. Republican New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith says the measure expands government programs to include older individuals "who were - and are - often misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed and overlooked."

Smith and Democratic Pennsylvania Representative Mike Doyle cosponsored the bill. The hallmark of the bill is support programs for families who have patients that “age out.” When that happens, generally the families are left to foot the enormous caretaking bills on their own.

Source: North Jersey.com