While in December advocates were pushing for an increase in the budgeted money, they are now just happy that it is doing well so far and isn’t being cut like many of the other funds. With the economy how it is, everyone is learning how to take what they can get from the government. Having the $693 million in funding, the ability to fun research into the causes and treatments of autism and other developmental disabilities, the training of medical professionals to recognize and properly diagnose autism early, and teaching professionals how to work with children and their families will be very beneficial. Having a cut in this budget would result in a lot of hard times for families.
Watch Me Learn has their fingers crossed that the Senate will follow suit of the House of Representatives and pass this as well.
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