National Autism Program Receives Funding Through 2019 In August, President Obama signed legislation authorizing $260 million in annual federal funding through 2019 for autism-related programs. Known as the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act—Autism CARES—the bill reauthorizes the previous Combating Autism Act, which expired at the end of September. The nation’s primary autism legislation provides ... News in Brief
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National Autism Program Receives Funding Through 2019
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.19102014.10
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.19102014.10
In August, President Obama signed legislation authorizing $260 million in annual federal funding through 2019 for autism-related programs.
Known as the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act—Autism CARES—the bill reauthorizes the previous Combating Autism Act, which expired at the end of September.
The nation’s primary autism legislation provides federal funding for existing research ($950 million), prevalence tracking ($110 million), and training for professionals, early identification and other autism efforts ($340 million).
A new provision requires the federal government to examine, anticipate and report on the needs of adolescents with ASD who are transitioning out of school-based support into adulthood.
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February 6, 2015
Paula Rabidoux
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The Autism CARES act also supports the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs that provide long-term graduate level interdisciplinary training within university systems. There are 43 LENDs in 37 states - SLP and Audiology are core disciplines in these programs and many provide funding to graduate students to develop leadership skills in interdisciplinary clinical service and research. Graduate students interested in neurodevelopmental disability should look for a LEND program at their university.
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