World Autism Awareness Day, 2015, 18515-18516 [2015-08089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents 18515 Presidential Documents Title 3— Proclamation 9250 of April 1, 2015 The President World Autism Awareness Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes all those around the globe who live on the autism spectrum. We celebrate the countless ways they strengthen our communities and enrich our world—and we reaffirm their fundamental rights to participate fully in society, live with respect, and achieve their greatest potential. In the United States, millions of adults and young people live with autism spectrum disorder, including 1 out of every 68 children. They are our colleagues, classmates, friends, and loved ones, and they each have something to contribute to the American story. In large cities and small towns, individuals with autism live independent and productive lives, and our Nation is better because of their unique talents and perspectives. Their example reminds us that all people have inherent dignity and worth, and that everyone deserves a fair shot at opportunity. My Administration is committed to helping Americans with autism fulfill their potential by ensuring access to the resources and programs they need. The Affordable Care Act prohibits companies from denying health insurance because of pre-existing conditions such as autism, and the law also requires most insurance plans to cover preventive services—including autism and developmental screenings for young children—without copays. Last year, I was proud to sign the Autism CARES Act of 2014, which bolstered training and educational opportunities for professionals serving children or adults on the autism spectrum. And as part of the BRAIN Initiative, we continue to invest in innovative research that aims to revolutionize our understanding of conditions like autism and improve the lives of all who live with them. The greatness of our Nation lies in the diversity of our people. When more Americans are able to pursue their full measure of happiness, it makes our Union more perfect and uplifts us all. Today, let us honor advocates, professionals, family members, and all who work to build brighter tomorrows alongside those with autism. Together, we can create a world free of barriers to inclusion and full of understanding and acceptance of the differences that make us strong. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day. I encourage all Americans to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Apr 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD0.SGM 07APD0 18516 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–08089 Filed 4–6–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Apr 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07APD0.SGM 07APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 66 (Tuesday, April 7, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 18515-18516]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08089]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 66 / Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents
Title 3--
The President

[[Page 18515]]

                Proclamation 9250 of April 1, 2015

                
World Autism Awareness Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes 
                all those around the globe who live on the autism 
                spectrum. We celebrate the countless ways they 
                strengthen our communities and enrich our world--and we 
                reaffirm their fundamental rights to participate fully 
                in society, live with respect, and achieve their 
                greatest potential.

                In the United States, millions of adults and young 
                people live with autism spectrum disorder, including 1 
                out of every 68 children. They are our colleagues, 
                classmates, friends, and loved ones, and they each have 
                something to contribute to the American story. In large 
                cities and small towns, individuals with autism live 
                independent and productive lives, and our Nation is 
                better because of their unique talents and 
                perspectives. Their example reminds us that all people 
                have inherent dignity and worth, and that everyone 
                deserves a fair shot at opportunity.

                My Administration is committed to helping Americans 
                with autism fulfill their potential by ensuring access 
                to the resources and programs they need. The Affordable 
                Care Act prohibits companies from denying health 
                insurance because of pre-existing conditions such as 
                autism, and the law also requires most insurance plans 
                to cover preventive services--including autism and 
                developmental screenings for young children--without 
                copays. Last year, I was proud to sign the Autism CARES 
                Act of 2014, which bolstered training and educational 
                opportunities for professionals serving children or 
                adults on the autism spectrum. And as part of the BRAIN 
                Initiative, we continue to invest in innovative 
                research that aims to revolutionize our understanding 
                of conditions like autism and improve the lives of all 
                who live with them.

                The greatness of our Nation lies in the diversity of 
                our people. When more Americans are able to pursue 
                their full measure of happiness, it makes our Union 
                more perfect and uplifts us all. Today, let us honor 
                advocates, professionals, family members, and all who 
                work to build brighter tomorrows alongside those with 
                autism. Together, we can create a world free of 
                barriers to inclusion and full of understanding and 
                acceptance of the differences that make us strong.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2015, World 
                Autism Awareness Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                learn more about autism and what they can do to support 
                individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-08089
Filed 4-6-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5