S.937 - Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 2007

A bill to improve support and services for individuals with autism and their families. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to improve support and services for individuals with autism and their families. as introduced.

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Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) convene, on behalf of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a Treatments, Interventions, and Services Evaluation Task F

Official Summary

Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) convene, on behalf of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a Treatments, Interventions, and Services Evaluation Task Force to evaluate evidence-based biomedical and behavioral treatments and services for individuals with autism;
(2) establish a multi-year demonstration grant program for states to provide evidence-based autism treatments, interventions, and services.
(3) establish planning and demonstration grant programs for adults with autism;
(4) award grants to states for access to autism services following diagnosis;
(5) award grants to University Centers of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities to provide services and address the unmet needs of individuals with autism and their families;
(6) make grants to protection and advocacy systems to address the needs of individuals with autism and other emerging populations of individuals with disabilities; and
(7) award a grant to a national nonprofit organization for the establishment and maintenance of a national technical assistance center for autism services and information dissemination.Directs the Comptroller General to issue a report on the financing of autism services and treatments.

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