World Autism Awareness Day, 2018, 14727-14728 [2018-07143]

Download as PDF 14727 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 66 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9719 of April 2, 2018 The President World Autism Awareness Day, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize and support all children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, millions of adults and an estimated 1 out of every 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of ASD. Notwithstanding these diagnoses, Americans with ASD make exceptional contributions across our Nation and around the world. On this day, we honor their accomplishments and recommit to ensuring that they enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential that all Americans deserve. To maximize the quality of life across the entire autism spectrum, we must ensure that ASD is accurately identified and diagnosed in both children and adults. We must also support access to effective care, critical resources, and support services. To further these important goals, I was pleased to sign into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which will provide a national framework to support families as they care for loved ones with ASD and other similar conditions. My Administration also continues to focus on young adults with ASD. The Department of Health and Human Services, in accordance with the Autism CARES Act of 2014 and in coordination with other executive departments and agencies, has released a report that details services available for young people with ASD as they leave secondary education to help them transition to adulthood. In addition, the Department’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee ensures robust engagement with people with ASD and their families to help inform policies and priorities. My Administration remains focused on this critical work and committed to advancing initiatives that improve the lives of those living with ASD. On World Autism Awareness Day, let us renew our commitment to support the entire international ASD community, including children and adults with ASD, their families, and caregivers. Together, we can increase access to information, encourage heightened understanding of ASD, promote respect and dignity, and support the services that assist people with ASD to reach their full potential. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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, 2018, World Autism Awareness Day. I encourage all Americans to learn more about autism, and find ways to support people with autism and their families and caregivers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Apr 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD0.SGM 05APD0 14728 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 66 / Thursday, April 5, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–07143 Filed 4–4–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Apr 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD0.SGM 05APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 66 (Thursday, April 5, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14727-14728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07143]



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Vol. 83

Thursday,

No. 66

April 5, 2018

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9719--World Autism Awareness Day, 2018


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 66 / Thursday, April 5, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9719 of April 2, 2018

                
World Autism Awareness Day, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to 
                recognize and support all children and adults with 
                autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, millions of 
                adults and an estimated 1 out of every 68 children in 
                the United States have been diagnosed with some form of 
                ASD. Notwithstanding these diagnoses, Americans with 
                ASD make exceptional contributions across our Nation 
                and around the world. On this day, we honor their 
                accomplishments and recommit to ensuring that they 
                enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential 
                that all Americans deserve.

                To maximize the quality of life across the entire 
                autism spectrum, we must ensure that ASD is accurately 
                identified and diagnosed in both children and adults. 
                We must also support access to effective care, critical 
                resources, and support services. To further these 
                important goals, I was pleased to sign into law the 
                Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) 
                Family Caregivers Act, which will provide a national 
                framework to support families as they care for loved 
                ones with ASD and other similar conditions.

                My Administration also continues to focus on young 
                adults with ASD. The Department of Health and Human 
                Services, in accordance with the Autism CARES Act of 
                2014 and in coordination with other executive 
                departments and agencies, has released a report that 
                details services available for young people with ASD as 
                they leave secondary education to help them transition 
                to adulthood. In addition, the Department's Interagency 
                Autism Coordinating Committee ensures robust engagement 
                with people with ASD and their families to help inform 
                policies and priorities. My Administration remains 
                focused on this critical work and committed to 
                advancing initiatives that improve the lives of those 
                living with ASD.

                On World Autism Awareness Day, let us renew our 
                commitment to support the entire international ASD 
                community, including children and adults with ASD, 
                their families, and caregivers. Together, we can 
                increase access to information, encourage heightened 
                understanding of ASD, promote respect and dignity, and 
                support the services that assist people with ASD to 
                reach their full potential.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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, 2018, World 
                Autism Awareness Day. I encourage all Americans to 
                learn more about autism, and find ways to support 
                people with autism and their families and caregivers.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-07143
Filed 4-4-18; 11:15 am]
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