WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research dollars are spent most effectively. Members from both parties of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, however, made clear they were not interested in cutting federal funding for autism research.
The National Institutes of Health is inviting input from self-advocates, family members, health professionals and scientists on research that can explore the effects of the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) -- The Senate by unanimous consent has approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act providing $126 million over 10 years to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on pediatric conditions, including autism. The bill goes to President Obama for his signature.
WASHINGTON, DC (February 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported to Congress on how funding dedicated to autism research and services under the Combating Autism Act (CAA) has been allocated and the progress that has been achieved under the law.
WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) -- A bipartisan initiative to increase federal funding for pediatric research picked up momentum yesterday with the announcement that the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act will be introduced in the Senate with Democratic and Republican sponsors.
WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2013) -- Many federal goverment activities have started shutting down as Congress failed yesterday to agree to a continuing budget resolution to keep the government running beyond September 30. Federal agencies last night submitted their shutdown plans to the Office of Management and Budget.
Thomas Insel, M.D., chair of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and director of the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses progress in autism research in his blog (here).