House Approves $8 Million for DoDARP for FY 2010
Washington, DC (August 1, 2009) -- In a vote of 400-30, the U.S. House has approved $8 million in funding for the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (DoD-ARP) for Fiscal Year 2010. This funding has been included as part of the Defense Health Account in the Defense Appropriations bill and is the same level as Congress provided in FY 2009. The $8 million will go to continue funding of a research program to help military families with children who suffer from autism spectrum disorders.
Peter Bell, Executive Vice President for Programs and Services for Autism Speaks, and Shelley Hendrix, Director of State Advocacy Relations for Autism Speaks sit on DoDARP Implementation Panel.