H.Res.158 - Recognizing the importance of increasing awareness of autism, supporting programs for increased research and improved treatment of autism, improving training and support for individuals with autism and those who care for individuals with autism, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/15/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/18/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.158 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/15/2005)
Expresses support for: (1) the designation of a National Autism Awareness Month (April); and (2) increasing Federal funding for autism research.
Commends the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the implementation of the Children's Health Act of 2000.
Stresses the need to begin early intervention services soon after an individual has been diagnosed with autism.
Expresses support for the Federal Government funding 40 percent of the costs needed to educate children with disabilities.
Recognizes the shortage of appropriately trained teachers and the importance of worker training programs that meet the needs of developmentally disabled individuals.