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Wear Blue for Autism Awareness, but No Kansas Task Force


USD 445 Coffeyville Public Schools announced April is Autism Awareness Month. Show your support and raise awareness by wearing the color blue to school, Tuesday, April 2nd.


Over 12 years ago, May 11, 2007, Former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed into law Senate Bill #138, which created a task force to study and evaluate the needs of individuals with autism, such as benefits, financial assistance, and the availability or accessibility of services. Legislation was introduced ten years ago in 2009 to re-establish the task force and was referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. No further action was taken, so there is currently no active state autism task force in Kansas for the last ten years. This bill and others can be tracked online at

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