WASHINGTON, DC -- Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded U.S. Senators Robert Casey Jr (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) for proposing new funding for autism research and services through the sale of autism awareness stamps by the U.S. Postal Service.
The bipartisan bill, S.2472, would direct the U.S. Postal Service to create and sell the stamps over a five-year period to supplement federal support for autism research and services. The “semipostal” stamps would be sold at slightly higher cost with the extra revenues dedicated to autism research and services.
The images used on the stamps would use artwork created or chosen in consultation with individuals on the autism spectrum.
“Autism Speaks commends Senators Casey and Isakson for this innovative approach to raise autism awareness along with new funding for autism research and services,” said Peter Bell, Autism Speaks executive vice president of programs and services.