Contact Your Representative
As an active constituent, ask your Representative to co-sponsor and help pass the AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195). Write, call, or do both. If you get the chance, please send us a note with any information you receive.
I write to ask you to co-sponsor and help pass the Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2012 (“AUTISM Educators Act”) H.R. 5195. The bill will support local educational districts teach the growing number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are integrated in general education classrooms across the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early 2012 that the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders has increased in the United States to an estimated 1 in 88 children diagnosed by age 8, including 1 in 54 boys. Most general education teachers are not adequately trained to teach the growing number of students with ASD in their classrooms. The training will improve educational outcomes for many students and foster a better learning environment for everyone.
The AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195) helps meet a critical need in our public schools The bipartisan bill provides a cost effective approach that reinforces state and local innovation for reforming public education for students with autism, rather than attempt to impose a one size fits all program.
Please co-sponsor and help pass the AUTISM Educators Act (H.R. 5195).and help make autism a priority. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Congressman John Kline (R-TX), Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce
Congressman George Miller (D-CA), Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
Congressman Dale Kildee (D-MI), Ranking Minority Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education