001jones2“Autism is a statewide epidemic deeply affecting many in our communities I have long been committed to raising awareness of. I am proud to support this resolution alongside my fellow senators to ensure we bring necessary attention to this issue.” – Sen. Emil Jones III

SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) supported a resolution this week in the Illinois Senate commemorating World Autism Day. 

Jones co-sponsored the measure, Senate Resolution 218, that marks April 2, 2013 as World Autism Awareness Day in the State of Illinois and pledges the state Government’s continued support to Illinois families impacted by autism.

“Autism is a statewide epidemic deeply affecting many in our communities I have long been committed to raising awareness of,” Jones said. “I am proud to support this resolution alongside my fellow senators to ensure we bring necessary attention to this issue.”

Autism spectrum disorders are classified as chronic neurologically based developmental disabilities with undetermined causes. These conditions manifest during early childhood and impact mildly to severely the afflicted individuals’ cognitive, social and emotional functioning on various levels.

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