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Government Ignoring Recommendations On Autism Funding, Study Finds

[Source: Disability Scoop]

A panel of federal officials, advocates and other stakeholders is supposed to set the government’s autism priorities, but new research suggests that’s not what’s happening.

The long-running Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee is charged with advising the secretary of health and human services and coordinating federal activities related to the developmental disability. The panel regularly updates a strategic plan outlining what types of autism research should be funded.

As of 2017, the committee’s plan indicated that more priority should go toward research looking at treatments and interventions, evidence-based services and lifespan issues, all

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