President Trump signed a $1.8 billion bill to fight autism.
President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law Monday, which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
"The problem of 'aging out' of services is a real hurdle every parent or caretaker of a child with autism inevitably faces," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who sponsored the bill, said in a statement.
"All children grow up and become adults, and children with autism then lose their education services. But autism is a lifetime neurological disorder, and adults with autism continue to need their services."