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University of Colorado

June 29, 2013

The 2013 State of the States in Developmental Disabilities reported a 0.2% decrease in total spending for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 2011 fiscal year compared to in 2010. David Braddock, the lead author of the report compiled by the University of Colorado, noted that this was the first decline since the study began in 1978. Visit for more information.

The 1999 Research Awards marked the third year NAAR funded autism research programs and the first time the organization had funded autism research in Europe. NAAR invested $800,000 in 1999 to fund 14 pilot studies and two mentor-based fellowships in the United States, Russia and Italy.

Cure Autism Now funded a variety of science programs designed to encourage innovative approaches toward identifying the causes, developing means of prevention and treatment and ultimately, finding a cure for autism and related disorders.

Field-building research grants were a core feature of Cure Autism Now's science program: Pilot Project, Young Investigator, Treatment, and Innovative Technology in Autism grants were born out of the necessity to stimulate novel research and entice investigators to join the fight to understand autism.