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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Autism Research Funding Declines

“While overall funding for autism research decreased by $26 million from 2012 to 2013, the proportion of federal and private funding remained relatively constant over this period, with the proportion only shifting by roughly 2 percent from federal to private since 2012,” the report found.
About a third of research dollars went toward understanding the biology of autism. Projects looking at treatments and interventions as well as risk factors each accounted for nearly 20 percent. Lesser amounts were devoted to screening and diagnosis, infrastructure and surveillance, services and lifespan issues.