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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Pens 2009 Op-Ed on Administration's Autism Policy

October 05, 2009

Washington, DC (October 5, 2009) -- Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released an op-ed, entitled Fight to Overcome Autism Gets Major Boost, Higher Priority, looking at the steps taken by the Obama Administration to fight the looming autism health crisis. 
The op-ed follows last week's visit by the President to the National Institutes of Health and his announcement of an investment of stimulus funds for biomedical research, including $85 million for autism research.  In addition to the President's research commitment, the Secretary cites the Administration's support of efforts to secure federal autism insurance reform.  This public statement by the Sec. Sebelius marks a step forward the effort to make the growing autism health crisis a priority for the Obama Administration.