On Monday, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will join advocates, students, and teachers at the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Celebration, an event celebrating the President signing Senator Menendez’s legislation into law. The event will be held at the Gerard J. Dynes Day School, a public school for autistic children.
Menendez created the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act to extend the benefits of the Combating Autism Act of 2006, maintaining authorized funding at the Centers for Disease Control, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Health to spur research into more effective autism screenings and development of treatments. New Jersey has one of the highest rates of autism in the country, affecting 1 in 94 children versus the national average of 1 in 110.