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April 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) marked World Autism Awareness Day by announcing a new bill to prioritize research funding for pediatric disorders, such as autism, will be introduced shortly in Congress. Cantor said the Kids First Research Act, to be sponsored by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Tom Cole (R-OK), would be funded by eliminating public financing for presidential campaigns.

April 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- President Obama commemorated World Autism Awareness Day by announcing the launch of a $100 million brain science initiative "designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain." The announcement was made from the White House following an event in the Blue Room where Autism Speaks and other advocates celebrated "Light It Up Blue."

April 2, 2012 was World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April, Autism Awareness Month. To draw attention to the increasing number of lives affected by autism around the world, Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network ushered in the month with unique and moving displays of support and a variety of promotional activities.

ATN centers across the US and Canada enlisted the participation of their facilities, staff, families, local landmarks, public relations and media personnel, and even political leaders in a celebration of autism awareness.

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Worldwide there are thousands of autism organizations offering information, resources and services. While you should always consult a physician if you are concerned your child may have autism, you may also have an autism organization in your country that could provide additional support (listed alphabetically by country). If you would like to have your organization added to this list, please submit your information.