Autism impacts many individuals throughout the nation. Some of those individuals reside in the state of Texas. Because the condition affects so many people, it receives a lot of attention. That attention comes from a variety of places including federal lawmakers. Recently the country’s primary autism legislation, known as the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act, was renewed by the U.S. Senate.
The bill’s approval authorizes funding throughout 2019 for programs related to autism. Each year up to $260 million may be provided to these programs. Among other things the autism programs are related to: