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Passed House without amendment (05/01/2001)

States that Congress: (1) supports the goals and ideas of Autism Awareness Day and Month; (2) recognizes and commends the parents and relatives of autistic children; (3) supports the goal of increasing Federal funding for aggressive research to learn the root causes of autism; (4) urges the Department of Health and Human Services to continue to press for the swift and full implementation of the Children's Health Act of 2000; (5) stresses the need to begin early intervention services for children with autism; (6) supports the goal of federally funding 40 percent of the costs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to States and local school districts; (7) urges Federal, State, and local governments to allocate sufficient resources to teacher training initiatives in order to alleviate the shortage of teachers who are skilled in teaching autistic children; and (8) recognizes the importance of worker training programs that are tailored to the needs of developmentally disabled persons, including those with autism.