Federal Autism Activities: Funding for Research Has Increased, but Agencies Need to Resolve Surveillance Challenges

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Autism is a developmental disorder involving communication and social impairment. It has no known cause or cure, and its prevalence is unknown. The Children's Health Act of 2000 required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HHS agencies to conduct activities related to autism research, surveillance, and coordination. This report provides information on (1) the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) autism activities and these agencies' funding of autism activities, (2) programs that federal agencies have ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. July 19, 2006.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Autism is a developmental disorder involving communication and social impairment. It has no known cause or cure, and its prevalence is unknown. The Children's Health Act of 2000 required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HHS agencies to conduct activities related to autism research, surveillance, and coordination. This report provides information on (1) the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) autism activities and these agencies' funding of autism activities, (2) programs that federal agencies have under way to support services for people with autism and concerns related to providing services, and (3) coordination of federal autism activities."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Federal Autism Activities: Funding for Research Has Increased, but Agencies Need to Resolve Surveillance Challenges, report, July 19, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301504/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.