World Autism Awareness Day, 2019, 13793-13794 [2019-06953]

Download as PDF 13793 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 66 Friday, April 5, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9858 of April 1, 2019 The President World Autism Awareness Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On World Autism Awareness Day, we honor the millions of Americans living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who, in spite of the challenges they may face, continue to make extraordinary contributions to their families, their communities, our Nation, and the world. We also express our sincere appreciation to the families, friends, medical professionals, and caregivers who help Americans with ASD pursue the American Dream. As a Nation, we must continue to support Americans with ASD. My Administration has worked to fund cutting-edge research, optimize health systems, and enhance available resources and treatments that will benefit people with ASD. Ongoing Federal research efforts to understand the health and development of children with ASD have recently expanded to include adolescents and young adults, thereby advancing our knowledge of ASD beyond childhood. Additionally, our economic policies have created the lowest unemployment rate in history for Americans with disabilities, and recent Federal investments in apprenticeship programs for individuals with ASD will help provide more pathways to stable employment. Ensuring the safety of all Americans with ASD is a priority of my Administration. Last year, I was pleased to sign into law Kevin and Avonte’s Law, which expands the existing Federal emergency alert program to include people with ASD and other cognitive disorders who may wander from safety. This legislation also authorizes funding for tracking technologies and specialized training for caregivers to help prevent and respond to instances of wandering. These investments will help put concerned families at ease, reduce the risk of tragedies, and improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD, their families, and caregivers. Today, we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of Americans with ASD and reaffirm our commitment to work together to ensure that every member of our society is afforded equal opportunities to reach their full potential. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOC 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, 2019, as World Autism Awareness Day. I call upon all Americans to learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by individuals with autism, and find ways to support those with autism and their families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD0.SGM 05APD0 13794 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–06953 Filed 4–4–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05APD0.SGM 05APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PRES DOC Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Vol. 84

Friday,

No. 66

April 5, 2019

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9858--World Autism Awareness Day, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9858 of April 1, 2019

                
World Autism Awareness Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On World Autism Awareness Day, we honor the millions of 
                Americans living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 
                who, in spite of the challenges they may face, continue 
                to make extraordinary contributions to their families, 
                their communities, our Nation, and the world. We also 
                express our sincere appreciation to the families, 
                friends, medical professionals, and caregivers who help 
                Americans with ASD pursue the American Dream.

                As a Nation, we must continue to support Americans with 
                ASD. My Administration has worked to fund cutting-edge 
                research, optimize health systems, and enhance 
                available resources and treatments that will benefit 
                people with ASD. Ongoing Federal research efforts to 
                understand the health and development of children with 
                ASD have recently expanded to include adolescents and 
                young adults, thereby advancing our knowledge of ASD 
                beyond childhood. Additionally, our economic policies 
                have created the lowest unemployment rate in history 
                for Americans with disabilities, and recent Federal 
                investments in apprenticeship programs for individuals 
                with ASD will help provide more pathways to stable 
                employment.

                Ensuring the safety of all Americans with ASD is a 
                priority of my Administration. Last year, I was pleased 
                to sign into law Kevin and Avonte's Law, which expands 
                the existing Federal emergency alert program to include 
                people with ASD and other cognitive disorders who may 
                wander from safety. This legislation also authorizes 
                funding for tracking technologies and specialized 
                training for caregivers to help prevent and respond to 
                instances of wandering. These investments will help put 
                concerned families at ease, reduce the risk of 
                tragedies, and improve the quality of life for 
                individuals with ASD, their families, and caregivers.

                Today, we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of 
                Americans with ASD and reaffirm our commitment to work 
                together to ensure that every member of our society is 
                afforded equal opportunities 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, 2019, as 
                World Autism Awareness Day. I call upon all Americans 
                to learn more about the signs of autism to improve 
                early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by 
                individuals with autism, and find ways to support those 
                with autism 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 nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-06953
Filed 4-4-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P