Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Missouri establishes commission on autism

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder signed a bill to establish a commission on autism in that state on June 23, according to Ozarks First.

The commission will be composed of representatives from state agencies and autism organizations, people with autism, and parents of children with autism and will help guide lawmakers.

The law also creates the office of autism, which will be under the Department of Mental Health's Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.