More emphasis on autism services is needed, committee says

02/5/2013 | Disability Scoop

A new report published by the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee highlights developments in autism research from the past two years. While much progress has been made, officials said the panel will take a closer look at autism services this year. "The volume of research is almost overwhelming, and new insights into areas such as brain circuitry, behavioral neuroscience, intervention approaches, genetics, immunology, environmental risk factors and services needs are creating opportunities to really change outcomes," said Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health and chair of the IACC.

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