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Combating Autism Act: HHS Agencies Responded with New and Continuing Activities, Including Oversight
Combating Autism Act: HHS Agencies Responded with New and Continuing Activities, Including Oversight
 
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By Marcia Crosse (au)
Year: 2013
Pages: 42
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-4461-4

Product Code: 1457844613

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers autism to be an important public health concern. In 2012, CDC reported that an estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has been identified as having autism -- a 23% increase from its estimate of 1 in 110 reported in 2009. Autism is a developmental disorder involving communication and social impairment. There are many suspected causes and no known cure. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies fund educational and support services for individuals diagnosed with autism and fund research in a variety of areas, such as identifying the causes of autism and intervention options. The Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA) authorized the expansion of HHSäó»s activities related to autism research, surveillance, prevention, intervention, and education through FY 2011. The CAA authorized, but did not appropriate, federal funding to carry out these activities. This report (1) describes the actions that HHS agencies have taken as a result of the CAA, and (2) examines the oversight of CAA grantees. Tables. This is a print on demand report.

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