February 8, 2019
The Autism CARES Act is the primary source of federal funding for autism research, services, training, and monitoring. Unless Congress acts, portions of the law will sunset on September 30, 2019.
We need your voice!
Join the #WhyAutismCARES photo campaign to show your support of this critical legislation.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1. Print out the #WhyAutismCARES sign.
2. Write why you care about autism research and services.
In the blank space, write why you support the reauthorization of the Autism CARES Act. For some people, that may be a person's name and for others it may be about the importance of genetic research.
Check out why we care about Autism CARES for inspiration on how this legislation helps our community.
3. Post your photo to social media.
Tag your Members of Congress. You can find your members' twitter handles here.
Tag us at @autismspeaks or @autismvotes
Sample Post: @RepXYZ @Senator1 @Senator2 Support research and service advancements for #autism by reauthorizing #AutismCARES! #WhyAutismCARES @autismvotes
4. Send your photo and reason for supporting the Autism CARES Act to email@example.com to be featured in our #WhyAutismCARES campaign.