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Funding News - Autism Spectrum Disorders

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NINDS encourages grant applications for research on autism spectrum disorders.  This announcement is made together with 4 other NIH components.

The purpose of this announcement is to facilitate exploratory research on psychosocial/behavioral treatments for autism, as well as innovative services research, including the development of instruments to evaluate the impact of interventions on core features of autism spectrum disorders and comorbid symptomatology.  It is intended to encourage development and pilot testing of new or adapted interventions or instruments, and pilot testing of interventions with preliminary efficacy data in larger clinical trials, as well as research on innovative services that require preliminary testing or development.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Deborah Hirtz, Program Director, Clinical Trials Group, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-5821; email:  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit