Contact Congress For Autism Funding
Two actions that congress could take that would improve the funding picture for autism research are:
Increasing the National Institute of Health's (NIH) budget
Creating a dedicated National Institute for Autism Research at the NIH
The primary source of autism funding in the United States is the National Institue of Health (NIH) and on an inflation adjusted basis it has not had a budget increase in over a decade.
Most major diseases get their own institute with a dedicated director and funding, however autism, does not.
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The Honorable _______
United States Capitol Bldg
XXX Pensylvania Ave
Washington DC XXXXXX
Dear Senator/Congressman/Congresswoman _____________:
I am writing to you as member of your district that lives in ________who is alarmed by the rapid rise in autism and our lack of answers and treatements for it.
I would like to ask you please consider enacting legistlation that does two things:
Increase funding for NIH with a specific mandate to increase funding for autism
Create dedicated National Autism Institute within the NIH
Some facts about autism.....