H.R.3703 - White House Conference on Autism Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] (Introduced 10/01/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||10/02/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3703 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/01/2009)
White House Conference on Autism Act of 2009 - Requires the President, by December 31, 2010, to call the White House Conference on Autism (to be convened within 18 months of the selection of a Policy Committee) to make fundamental policy recommendations on ways to combat the autism epidemic in the United States.
Sets forth as purposes of the Conference to: (1) galvanize a national effort to find the underlying causes of autism; (2) identify viable solutions and valuable services to help autistic individuals and their families; (3) bring together the best scientific minds to chart a comprehensive research agenda; (4) bring together parents of autistic children and leaders in the fields of education and social services to begin a national dialogue on the challenges faced by these children and their families; (5) highlight emerging and innovative programs that effectively serve the needs of autistic children and adults; and (6) review the effectiveness of existing legislation and programs that provide autism research services and develop recommendations for legislative action for improvements.