Costa resolution marks ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ in Pa.

HARRISBURG, April 1 – As an ardent supporter of those living with autism, state Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, announced the state House adopted his resolution designating April 2, 2015 “World Autism Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.

“More than three million Americans live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am grateful my colleagues supported this resolution that acknowledges the many resources available to those on the spectrum. We must take special considerations to help those affected receive the appropriate treatment and care,” Costa said.   

House Resolution 25 was passed in concurrence with the worldwide initiative to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The eighth annual “World Autism Awareness Day” is a unique opportunity for advocates to engage in activities that develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic.  

“Early diagnosis and treatment is key. My resolution acknowledges that and the commonwealth’s Bureau of Autism Services for providing expertise and support to all state agencies that provide services to those living with autism,” Costa said.

“We must make sure that teachers, law enforcement and health care professionals have the appropriate training to handle delicate scenarios.”

The resolution passed the House unanimously.