Concord, NH - The State Commission studying autism spectrum disorders is set to release its findings during a press conference, Tuesday, May 13 at 1:00 in the Legislative Office Building. The Commission on Autism Spectrum disorders was established by the legislature in 2007 in response to the rapidly increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) one in 150 children born today will be affected by an autism spectrum disorder, a neurologically based medical condition that impacts an individual's ability to communicate and interact socially. Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) served on the Commission.
One of the recommendations in the Commission's final report is for the State to make significant improvements to its system of care for children and adults with autism-related disabilities or face billions of dollars in long term, largely preventable costs.
NH Commission on Autism to Release Report at Press Conference
Tuesday May 13
Legislative Office Building