Autism Speaks Enlists in Joint Appeal to Senate to Complete Action on CARA

WASHINGTON, DC (September 21, 2011) -- Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined with lawmakers and other leaders in the autism community at a Capitol Hill press conference today to urge the U.S. Senate to approve the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act as a critical September 30 deadline looms.

The press conference was hosted by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith [R-NJ] (second from right) and Mike Doyle [D-PA] (second from left), the co-sponsors of the bill voted out of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. Peter Bell (center), Autism Speaks executive vice president of programs and services, joined with Scott Badesch (right), president of the Autism Society of America, and Dr. George Jesien (left), executive director of the University Centers on Disabilities, in urging the Senate to act quickly.

Read Congressman Smith's release here.
Read Washington Times coverage here.

Read Mr. Bell's remarks.