NIH funding for autism research – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, affects approximately 1 in 88 children in the United States. Dr. Alice Kau at the NIH says, the NIH recently announced grant awards of $100 million over five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence research program.
Kau: The Autism Centers of Excellence or ACE research program is a trans-NIH collaboration involving five institutes.
Narrator: The program will feature projects investigating sex differences in autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, and investigating ASD and limited speech. For more information on autism spectrum disorders research and funding, visit 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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