Combating Autism Act of 2006-2009: Congressional Report Released

April 5, 2011

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This document contains a summary and highlights from the Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (FY 2006-FY 2009), which was prepared to meet the requirements of Public Law 109-416, (PDF - 49 KB), the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA):

"Not later than 4 years after the date of enactment of the Combating Autism Act of 2006, the Secretary [of Health and Human Services], in coordination with the Secretary of Education, shall prepare and submit to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee of the Senate and the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives a progress report on activities related to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities."

The Report to Congress describes progress and expenditures made in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities since the enactment of the CAA and addresses the following categories specified in the CAA: prevalence; average age at diagnosis; average age for intervention; average time between screening, diagnosis and prevention; effectiveness and outcomes of intervention; innovative intervention strategies; and adult services and supports.  Information from the following Federal departments, agencies, and offices that address ASD research or services is included:


>>A "Summary and Highlights" document is also available on the same site.