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Keeping Track of Autism Legislation

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The National Conference of State Legislatures has created a great database for those who would like to keep tabs on autism legislation nationwide. The developmental disorder has garned attention from lawmakers around the country, who have introduced a number of bills designed to provide more early intervention and educational opportunities for children.

You can access the autism legislation database here. An overview of state and federal efforts related to autism is located here.

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Hi, Easter Seals, in partnership with the Autism Society of America, has created a state-of-the-state report on autism spectrum disorders. The 2008 State Autism Profiles highlights autism services and legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It will be updated for 2009. You may learn more about it by visiting www.easterseals.com/autismprofiles.

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