SECTION 1: Section 217 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting in subsection (b) after the word “spectrum” the following words: --, including but not limited to implementation of the 13 recommendations for Black and Latinx individuals with autism and individuals with autism from families with limited English proficiency, with periodic benchmarks and cost estimates for a coordinated system-wide response to address the inequitable impact of the pandemic and recovery process on Black and Latinx individuals with autism
SECTION 2: The second sentence of subsection (c) of said section 217 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following words: --; provided further that the Commission shall obtain and investigate all available data and information regarding the range of services and supports provided to individuals with autism by each major racial and ethnic group, primary language, sex, and economic status; and further provided that the Commission shall investigate the inequitable impact of the pandemic on Black and Latinx individuals who have autism in order to fully address such inequities during the recovery.
SECTION 3: The fourth sentence of said subsection (c) of said section 217 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following words:-- and any regulatory and legislative action necessary to address the inequitable impact of the pandemic and recovery process on Black and Latinx Individuals who have autism.
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