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Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities

May 20, 2014

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.

They Hear You! NIH Seeks DSM-5 Input from Autism Community

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD
April 17, 2014

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).

NIH Funds Expansion of Research on iPad-Assisted Language Development

Autism Speaks-funded pilot study suggested that speech-generating devices help minimally verbal children with autism learn to speak
November 19, 2013