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Funding News - Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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NINDS invites applications for research on autism and autism spectrum disorders. This announcement is made together with 7 other NIH components.

Autism spectrum disorders share a cluster of impairments in reciprocal social interaction, communication, and the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests, or activities. These complex disorders are usually lifelong and affect multiple aspects of development, learning, and adaptation at home, in school, and in the community. Basic research on the pathophysiology of autism and autism spectrum disorders, including research on brain mechanisms and genetics, is of special interest. Also of high priority are clinical and applied studies that may lead to the development of diagnostic research instruments, treatments, and interventions, including complementary and alternative medicine strategies.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Deborah Hirtz, program director, Office of Clinical Research, NINDS, at 301-496-5821 or For more information visit html.