State provides funding for autism research in N.J.

01/23/2012 | NJSpotlight.com (New Jersey)

A new autism-research initiative in New Jersey will receive $8 million from the state over five years to advance and coordinate its projects. The new Autism Center for Excellence will provide up to $450,000 per year in funding to each of three research teams establishing autism centers throughout the state, as well as up to $300,000 per year for a coordinating center. "The economic climate is such that it is always hard for researchers to secure grant funding, so this is going to be an infusion of cash that's going to be very well directed and targeted to autism," said Clara Lajonchere of Autism Speaks.

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