President Biden proclaims World Autism Acceptance Day

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EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — President Joe Biden has proclaimed Tuesday, April 2, as World Autism Acceptance Day.

According to President Biden’s proclamation, around 5.4 million American adults and 1 in 36 children have been diagnosed with autism and their experiences with the condition vary, but their talents and potential are often misunderstood or overlooked.

The president also stated that those with Autism routinely face unnecessary obstacles to securing employment and health care, and Americans can work together to end these disparities and ensure they have an equal opportunity to reach their dreams.

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President Biden says through the American Rescue Plan, his administration provided $37 billion to make it easier for people with disabilities, including autism, to receive the services they need at home and stay active in their communities.

We owe everyone in this country a fair shot at the American Dream, so we are also working to increase job opportunities for autistic and other historically marginalized Americans who have been shut out for too long.”

President Joe Biden

President Biden then proclaimed April 2, 2024, as World Autism Acceptance Day.

To view the full proclamation visit the White House website.

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