NIH funding for autism research – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Autism spectrum disorders called ASD are complex developmental disorders that affect how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. Dr. Alice Kau at the NIH explains how common it is.
Kau: According to CDC’s most recent prevalence study, about 1 in 88 children in the United States has autism and ASD are almost five times more common among boys.
Narrator: New research grants of $100 million over five years have recently been awarded to study ASD. For more information on autism spectrum disorders research and funding, visit the website www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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