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 Autism CARES Act

E-Learning Module: Autism CARES 101 

Welcome to this e-learning module on the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act. Developed by AMCHP and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, this module will help educate CARES grantees, public health leaders and professionals, students, policymakers, and other stakeholders about:

  • The history, purpose, and evoluation of the Autism CARES legislation
  • Programs supported by Autism CARES funding
  • Impact on services and systems that support autistic individuals and their families

The module is self-paced and you can access content on demand. Get started by clicking here or on the image below! 

Click to begin the module!

For more information, contact Paige Bussanich at or Ben Kaufman at

children, youth, young adults collageAbout Autism CARES

The Autism CARES Act is one crucial support to state Title V and the larger public health community's ability to address ASD/DD-related issues and needs. Funding through the Autism CARES Act includes support for:

HRSA's initiatives to accomplish the goals of the Autism CARES Act include the autism state systems grants and the State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC). (Click here for a detailed overview of the programs supported through Autism CARES.)

AMCHP is pleased that the Autism CARES Act of 2019, HR 1058, was signed into law on September 30, 2019.  We are excited about the work to come and about its impact of individuals and families across America. As we start this next chapter in our collective efforts, we share our partners at AUCD's Summary of Changes Report for your reference.