The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019 will provide $1.8 billion in funding for autism programs at the centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration.
"We support research for Americans with Autism and their families. You are not forgotten, we are fighting for you!" Trump said in a tweet.
Today, I was proud to sign the Autism CARES Bill! We support research for Americans with Autism and their families. You are not forgotten, we are fighting for you! pic.twitter.com/syyaLR0sNq— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2019
The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and helps children and adults with autism by funding research, early detection and treatment. Smith says the act expands government programs to include older people with autism "who were-and are-often misdiagnosed, underdiagnosed and overlooked."
My bill, the Autism CARES Act of 2019 was just signed into law by @realDonaldTrump. This comprehensive new law authorizes $1.8 billion over 5 years to help children & adults w/autism by funding research, early detection & treatment. Read about it here: https://t.co/6LR3zzTliU pic.twitter.com/YBMYDXM4In— Rep. Chris Smith (@RepChrisSmith) September 30, 2019
You can read more about the bill at congress.gov.