The NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders is asking individuals and families to take advocacy action by contacting their Senators and Representatives to support an important national effort to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act (CAA). Details and additional information are available at www.autismvotes.org.

In the recent past, NH has directly benefited from CAA funds, which have enhanced the state's Leadership Education in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) program.  Moreover, as a state that has not yet received any federal funds for the implementation of its state improvement plan for services and supports to individuals with ASD, NH stands to benefit by a renewed round of grant-making. Surveillance (tracking how many children are diagnosed) and the coordination of research made possible by the CAA is also crucially important.

For more information, contact Kirsten Murphy at the NH Council on ASD or visit the Autism Votes website.