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Obama Announces $85 Million in Stimulus Funds for Autism Research

September 30, 2009

Washington, DC (September 30, 2009) -- President Barack Obama announced a plan on Wednesday to spend $5 billion on medical and scientific research, medical supplies and upgrading laboratory capacity, as part of an overall $100 billion Recovery Act investment in science and technology. Importantly, Obama's announcement also included a commitment to funding $85 million into autism research. In his speech to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Obama said “And finally, we'll also provide the largest-ever infusion of funding into autism research.

Barack Obama Sworn in as 44th President

January 20, 2009

Washington, DC (January 20, 2009) - Today in our Nation's Capitol, millions watched the swearing in of our 44th President, Barack Obama.  As a candidate for president, Obama made far reaching commitments to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Autism Speaks is working with President Obama's new Administration on those commitments, inc