The Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism was established by the California Legislature in 2005 without a single dissenting vote. The resolution creating it received strong bipartisan support. Its goal is to have direct impact on the needs of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Authored by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (D-Oakland) and supported by Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez (D-Los Angeles), the resolution (SCR 51), creates a sixteen member Commission representing parents of children with autism, the public and private sector, educators, physicians, and public health officials.
Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee and the Assembly Speaker, the Commission will submit recommendations by September of 2007 to the Governor and Legislature to close existing gaps in three state policy areas: 1) the early diagnosis and prompt treatment of autism; 2) the education of students with autism; and 3) the planning that is needed to address the “aging out” of children from California’s school system into adulthood. The Commission has established three task forces of experts to fully explore each of these areas; to provide specific recommendations on closing existing gaps in services and programs.
Reports and Information
Task Force Members on Transitional Services and Supports - Task Force Members on Transitional Services and Supports
Task Force on Early Identification & Intervention - Report to the Commission: Findings & Recommendations
Task Force Members on Early Identification & Intervention - Early Identification & Intervention Task Force Participants
Task Force on Education and Professional Development - Report to the Commission: Final Summary of Findings and Recommendations
Task Force Members on Education and Professional Development - Task Force on Education and Professional Development Participants
Task Force on Transitional Services and Supports - Report to the Commission: Final Summary of Findings and Recommendations
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