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4th
in the U.S. in funding for autism research
5
Schools conducting autism spectrum disorder research
32
University departments with awards for research on autism
96
Principal investigators with awards for autism related research

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Latest News

  • Bringing Autism Fathers Together

    As fathers to children with autism, Mike Dempsey and Jamiel Owens agree that every family in their situation faces unique difficulties in their journey. They also agree that there is one rock-solid truth for every…

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  • Breakthroughs In Early Intervention

    Researchers work to find new and more accessible ways to detect and treat autism earlier. Two researchers in the UNC Department of Psychiatry are testing a new approach that may predict the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental…

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  • Piven Appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

    From UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Joseph Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was named as one of 22 public members of this federal committee that coordinates activities…

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