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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
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Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 

Question 3: Short-term Objective H

green dot 3SH. Support at least three studies of special populations or use existing databases to inform our understanding of environmental risk factors for ASD in pregnancy and the early postnatal period by 2012. Such studies could include: o Comparisons of populations differing in geography, gender, ethnic background, exposure history (e.g., prematurity, maternal infection, nutritional deficiencies, toxins), and migration patterns; and o Comparisons of phenotype (e.g., cytokine profiles), in children with and without a history of autistic regression, adverse events following immunization (such as fever and seizures), and mitochondrial impairment. These studies may also include comparisons of phenotype between children with regressive ASD and their siblings. Emphasis on environmental factors that influence prenatal and early postnatal development is particularly of high priority. Epidemiological studies should pay special attention to include racially and ethnically diverse populations. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,000,000 over 5 years.

Projects Found: 12
Total Funding: 5137711
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Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Prenatal folic acid and risk for autism spectrum disorders
$124,870

Funding

124870

Institution

Emory University School of Medicine

Project Title

Risk factors, comorbid conditions, and epidemiology of autism in children
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

 
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