President Obama and ASD

>> Friday, January 30, 2009

As Obama has made his 24 point agenda, Autism Spectrum Disorders were among those that were addressed. Research is a major concern for many when it comes to ASD, and is needing so much more funding than what has been offered.

Obama mentioned that autism was under a heading of disabilities, but no other disabilities were mentioned under the agenda. Some of those are:
First, President Obama and Vice President Biden support increased funding for autism research, treatment, screenings, public awareness, and support services.
Second, President Obama and Vice President Biden support improving life-long services for people with ASD for treatments, interventions and services for both children and adults with ASD.
Third, President Obama and Vice President Biden support funding the Combating Autism Act and working with Congress, parents and ASD experts to determine how to further improve federal and state programs for ASD.
Fourth, President Obama and Vice President Biden support universal screening of all infants and re-screening for all two-year-olds, the age at which some conditions, including ASD, begin to appear. These screenings will be safe and secure, and available for every American that wants them. Screening is essential so that disabilities can be identified early enough for those children and families to get the supports and services they need." Special thanks to Examiner. You can read the agenda from the White House here.

I just hope that the research will be done on ASD. America deserves that because autism and ASD's are a growing problem in America and soon the entire world. In these economic times, I really do hope that the government WILL send out the money to conduct what was said in their agenda.

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