Thursday, January 07, 2016

Hillary Clinton announces new autism initiative

AP: "According to the campaign, Clinton's plan will push states to require private insurers to cover autism services. It will also expand employment and housing opportunities for those impacted by the disorder.

"Clinton also plans to extend new resources and establish public-private partnerships that will ensure a post-graduation transition plan for students with autism." Read the article: Hillary Clinton announces new autism initiative - Fox San Antonio, January 5 2016

From "Hillary Clinton has a long record of advocating for children and families affected by autism, describing it in 2007 as “one of the most urgent—and least understood—challenges facing our children.” As First Lady, she fought hard for more awareness and funding for autism, including supporting the bipartisan Children’s Health Act of 2000, which had a special focus on autism research. In the Senate, she introduced the bipartisan Expanding the Promise for Individuals with Autism Act (EPIAA), which aimed to expand access to interventions and support for Americans with autism. And she cosponsored legislation in 2006 that authorized hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending on autism-related programs, including research, education, early detection, and intervention." See Hillary Clinton's comprehensive autism initiative plan: Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Support Children, Youth, and Adults Living with Autism and their Families

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