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Sen. Menendez, Autism Speaks' Peter Bell Discuss CDC Study During Nutley Visit

April 06, 2012

NUTLEY (April 6, 2012) -- U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said the recent autism prevalence study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was an "eyeopener," noting that the numbers for New Jersey were even higher at 1 in 49 and 1 in 29 boys. Autism Speaks Executive Vice President for Programs and Services Peter Bell called for a  national plan to address autism and urged Menendez to rally Congress against any cuts to federal funding.

Congress Briefed on Rising Prevalence, Cost of Autism as CDC Faces Budget Axe on Further Research

April 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (April 25, 2012) --  The Congressional Autism Caucus hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the recently announced increase in the prevalence of autism and a related study showing how the costs to society and individual families for autism care have soared. The briefing was conducted as Congress weighed budget measures that could cripple the ability of the federal government to continue tracking the growth in autism.

Sen. Casey Introduces Congressional Resolution Designating April as 'National Autism Awareness Month'

March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (March 30) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced a Congressional resolution designating April as "National Autism Awareness Month." Referring to new autism prevalence numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Senator Casey said, "The need to recognize, understand and study autism has never been more important.”

Autism Speaks Demands an Urgent, New Response to the Autism Epidemic as CDC Updates Prevalence Estimates

Population of People with Autism and Cost to Society Continue to Skyrocket; A National Public Health Crisis Requires a National Strategy

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation’s elected and appointed leaders

March 29, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 29, 2012) Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today called on the nation’s elected and appointed leaders to immediately develop a new, coordinated strategy to take on a national public health emergency – the autism epidemic – in the wake of a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finding that autism is now diagnosed in a staggering 1 in every 88 American children.

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