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In Washington DC 2012
April 27, 2012 -- Congressman Doyle talks with Alex Arriaga and her son Thomas at a press conference held to announce the introduction of the Autism Understanding and Training In School Methodologies (AUTISM) Educators Act. This legislation (HR 5195) would establish a pilot program to train teachers who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Ms. Arriaga, who has a child on the autism spectrum, was at the press conference to advocate for enactment of the AUTISM Educators Act.
April 17, 2012 - CMU researchers demonstrate the capabilities of their "Snakebot" robot to Congressman Doyle at an exhibit marking National Robotics Week in the Rayburn House Office Building.