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Autism a Major Piece of the Child Mental Health Picture

CDC releases new report on the prevalence of child mental health conditions in the U.S.
May 16, 2013

In an effort to present a comprehensive picture of child mental health conditions in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the first time, released a comprehensive report today on “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children” in the U.S. from 2005-2011. The new report summarizes findings from numerous research studies and data sources used to monitor the occurrence of various child mental health conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, in the community.

Study Addresses ‘Too Many Too Soon?’ Vaccine Concerns

March 29, 2013

Today, the Journal of Pediatrics published the first major study to look specifically at a possible link between autism and increasing exposure to the immune-stimulating compounds in early childhood vaccines.

$19 Million at Risk for New Autism Research

September 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (September 19, 2012) -- The key federal agencies responsible for funding core autism research, treatment and surveillance programs face an across-the-board 8.2 percent budget cut in January, according to an analysis issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If enacted, the automatic cut could eliminate more than $18.9 million in new federal funding for autism programs.