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Rep. Mike Doyle

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.

Autism Speaks Applauds U.S. House for Passage Of New Federal Legislation To Improve Services For Children And Adults With Autism

September 23, 2010

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 23, 2010) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Training and Research for Autism Improvements Nationwide, which would provide for grants and technical assistance to improve services rendered to children and adults with autism, and their families. Floor debate on the bill was held yesterday with comments from Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ-4), Michael Doyle (PA-14), Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), and Edward Whitfield (KY-1).