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SCR-22 Autism Awareness Month.(2017-2018)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 14, 2017


Relative to Autism Awareness Month.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 22, as introduced, Hueso. Autism Awareness Month.
This measure would designate the month of April 2017 as Autism Awareness Month and would encourage residents to show support for autism awareness.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting the social, communication, and behavioral skills of those affected by it; and
WHEREAS, More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder; and
WHEREAS, More children are being diagnosed on the autism spectrum than ever before with diagnoses as high as one in 68 children nationally; and
WHEREAS, More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic; and
WHEREAS, There is no cure for autism, but it is well-documented that if individuals with autism receive treatment early in their lives, it is often possible for those individuals to lead significantly improved lives; and
WHEREAS, Individuals with autism often require a lifetime of specialized and community support services to ensure their health and safety, and to support families’ resilience as they manage the psychological and financial burdens autism presents; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature designates the month of April 2017 as Autism Awareness Month and encourages residents to show support for autism awareness; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.