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Calls to Action

Federal Priorities

Be a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs by

  • Increasing funding for autism research;
  • Establishing track for reauthorization of Autism CARES;
  • Ensuring that the All of Us precision medicine project focuses on autism;
  • Engaging with the FDA to promote patient-focused treatments for autism; and
  • Working with NCATS to engage industry to focus on autism opportunities.

Increase timely developmental screening and decrease time from diagnosis to intervention by

  • Ensuring that individuals with autism have access to the healthcare treatment they need, irrespective of payer (Medicaid, private insurance, etc.).

Improve outcomes for transition age youth, across the spectrum by

  • Increasing access to housing and community-based services for individuals with autism and their families;
  • Making ABLE accounts widely available;Making career and tech education systems more accessible to individuals with autism and ensuring each program is serving our community well;
  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of high-quality post-secondary education options serving youth and young adults with autism; and
  • Creating federal support for safety resources and practices.