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Autism Law Provides Millions for Research

By Nirvi Shah — October 11, 2011 1 min read
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President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will allow research about autism to continue for the next three years. The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 will provide $231 million for autism-related research, preserving spending levels set in the original 2006 law. The research would build on improvements in such areas as autism screening and the identification of autism-susceptibility genes.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2011 edition of Education Week as Autism Law Provides Millions for Research

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