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Passed House amended (04/27/2010)

Expresses support for: (1) designation of a National Autism Awareness Month; and (2) devoting resources to researching the root causes of autism, identifying the best methods of early intervention and treatment, expanding programs for individuals with autism, and promoting understanding of their special needs.

Commends parents and relatives for providing for the special needs of children with autism.

Stresses the need to begin early intervention services.

Recognizes: (1) the shortage of appropriately trained teachers to teach, assist, and respond to special needs students; and (2) the importance of worker training programs tailored to the needs of people with developmental disabilities.