One of my boys is on the autism spectrum—I know how invaluable resources and intervention can be, particularly if adopted early on. Families struggle with this in very personal ways. As a country, we should provide ample resources to parents to be able to intervene to support the development of children with autism or who are exceptional in other ways. Many of these children have something unique to offer.
Problems to be Solved
- Autism affects 1 in 68 American children, but resources currently don’t meet the needs of these children
As President, I will…
- Direct the Department of Education to supports states (with information and funding) in implementing programs to identify and treat autistic children
- Destigmatize autism and related neurological profiles as commonplace and distinct