The text of the bill to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act is below.
A few notes:
The bill does include the “Combating” term that is the topic of controversy. This is contrary to what I wrote in my previous article on the reauthorization.
There are not two legislatively appointed representatives to the IACC as previously reported but four. Two from the House. Two from the Senate.
There is a strong emphasis on focusing on adult autistics. Consider the last section “REPORT TO CONGRESS ON DEMOGRAPHICS AND NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER”
Much as I desperately would love to see this work done, I do not generally support legislative mandated research. This is a report to congress to inform them on an area which, frankly, they need to hear about.
The demographics and needs of autistic adults is a huge hole in the body of knowledge we have about autism. And while politically active groups are wasting their time and money on congressional hearings to validate their failed views on vaccines,
text of the proposed bill:
To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Combating Autism Reauthorization Act
SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF PROGRAMS RELATING TO AUTISM.
(a) National Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative.–Part R of title
“SEC. 399AA. NATIONAL AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER INITIATIVE.
“(a) Establishment.–For the purposes described in subsection (b),
SEC. 3. REPORT TO CONGRESS ON DEMOGRAPHICS AND NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH
(a) In General.–Not later than 24 months after the date of