Resolution J3819-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2014 as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York

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  • Mar 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 4, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim April 2014, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize  Gover-
nor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2014, as Autism Spectrum Disorders
Awareness Month in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, "Autism Spectrum Disorders", or ASDs, refers to neurobiologi-
cal  conditions including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett's Synrome, and
other pervasive developmental disorders; and
  WHEREAS, ASDs, the third most common type of developmental  disability
in  the  United States, are afflictions occurring in children before the
age of three, and are recognized by unresponsiveness to  human  contact,
deficits  in  language  development,  and peculiar reactions to environ-
mental stimuli; and
  WHEREAS, Affecting over 1.5 million Americans, the cause or causes  of
ASDs are unknown; and
  WHEREAS,  One  in  every 110 children nationally are diagnosed with an
ASD; and
  WHEREAS, ASDs know no racial, ethnic or social boundaries,  and  diag-
noses are four times more prevalent in boys than girls; and
  WHEREAS,  ASDs  interfere  with  the  normal development of children's
reasoning, social interaction, and communication skills,  causing  those
diagnosed to have difficulty relating to others; and
  WHEREAS, Over the past 30 years, significant progress has been made in
the  areas  of  research, medicine, diagnostics, and therapies for ASDs,
resulting in improved quality of life for  those  with  ASDs  and  their
loved ones; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  in  the  interest of New York State to recognize the
achievements made and to continue these efforts by  promoting  awareness
and fostering understanding of ASDs; and
  WHEREAS,  Autism  Awareness Month has been recognized nationally since
1996; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2014, as Autism
Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York; and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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