October 1, 2019

President Trump signed Rep Smith’s Autism Cares Act into law. The bill provides $1.8 billion in funding for research, early detection and treatment of autism for the next five years. It all began with the Gallagher family from Brick.

Brick Family Helps Inspire Major New Autism Legislation

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) with Bobbie and Billy Gallagher of Brick at the SEARCH Day Program, a school for children with autism in Ocean Township.


This past Monday, major autism legislation initially inspired by a Brick family and authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

The bill, called the Autism CARES Act of 2019, authorizes the federal government to spend $1.8 billion over the next five years to help children and adults with autism by funding research, early detection and treatment.

Read more here.