Board President Amy Hewitt Testifies at the Reauthorizing Autism CARES Act of 2019 Hearing

June 25, 2019

Amy Hewitt, AUCD Board President and Director of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, gave a powerful testimony on the importance of reauthorizing Autism CARES at the Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

"I understand the importance of these issues as a family member, too. My brother-in-law, Nathan, is 45 years old and is autistic. He has lived with our family, in his own apartment in our home, for the past 25 years. He reminds me daily that children grow up and become working adults who want good lives in our communities. Nathan makes me aware that we have much to learn from autistic adults about the systems we create to support autistic people and that we need these systems of support across the lifespan."

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