The 57 year old U.S. Senator was born in New York City to Cuban immigrants and has a passion for helping those with autism. Sen. Menendez repeatedly shares two primary reasons for his relentless advocacy for autism in the United States Government.
- New Jersey, the state he represents, has the highest rate of autism in the whole United States at a rate of 1 in 94 children (Source).
- Sen Menendez feels there needs to be help for families touched by autism, "so that their child or loved one can fulfill their God given capabilities."
Other Legislation: Sen. Bob Menendez has been a key sponsor of several other legislative attempts to help the cause of autism.
- The Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 2009 never became law.
- The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 was singed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011.
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Thanks to Sen. Robert "Bob" Menendez for shining a light to help make the world better for citizens with autism. His leadership in the United States Senate for autism has been critical during important pieces of legislation.
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