S 1094

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1094

To reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-416).

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. ENZI, Mr. DURBIN, and Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-416).

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Combating Autism Reauthorization Act'.

SEC. 2. CONTINUATION OF PROGRAMS RELATING TO AUTISM.

    Part R of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280i et seq.) is amended--

    (a) in section 399AA(e), by striking `2011' and inserting `2014';

    (b) in section 399BB(g), by striking `2011' and inserting `2014';

    (c) in section 399CC(f), by striking `2011' and inserting `2014'; and

    (d) by inserting after section 399DD the following:

`SEC. 399DD-1. REPORT TO CONGRESS ON REAUTHORIZATION.

    `(a) In General- Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act, the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a progress report on activities related to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.

    `(b) Contents- The report submitted under subsection (a) shall include--

      `(1) a description of the progress made in implementing the provisions of the Combating Autism Act of 2006;

      `(2) a description of the amounts expended on the implementation of each particular provision of the Combating Autism Act of 2006;

      `(3) information on the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and trend data of such incidence since the date of enactment of the Combating Autism Act of 2006;

      `(4) information on the average age of diagnosis for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities, including how that age may have changed during the 6-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Combating Autism Act of 2006;

      `(5) information on the average age for intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, including how that age may have changed during the 6-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Combating Autism Act of 2006;

      `(6) information on the average time between initial screening for autism spectrum disorder and diagnosis of, or the ruling out of, autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities, and information on the average time between diagnosis and evidence-based intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities;

      `(7) information on the effectiveness and outcomes of interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, including information with respect to various subtypes of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities and how the age of the individual so diagnosed may affect such effectiveness;

      `(8) information on the effectiveness and outcomes of innovative and newly developed intervention strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities; and

      `(9) information on services and supports provided to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities who have reached the age of majority (as described in section 615(m) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1415(m)).'.

SEC. 3. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 399EE of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280i-4) is amended--

    (a) in subsection (a) (relating to developmental disabilities surveillance and research program), by adding at the end the following:

      `(6) For each of fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014, $22,000,000.';

    (b) in subsection (b) (relating to autism education, early detection, and intervention), by adding at the end the following:

      `(6) For each of fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014, $48,000,000.'; and

    (c) in subsection (c) (relating to interagency autism coordinating committee; certain other programs), by adding at the end the following:

      `(6) For each of fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014, $161,000,000.'.

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