Office of Epidemiology and Research
Division of Research

Advancing Applied MCH Research

Autism CARES Act

The Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research is part of HRSA's Autism CARES Act. This has included funding for:

  • R40 competitions devoted to autism research held in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. These competitions have resulted in the funding of:
    • Thirty nine R40 MCH Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (FIRST) grants
    • Twenty seven R40 MCH Field-Initiated Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) one year grants
  • Five Autism Intervention Research Networks:
    • Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B)
    • Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P)
    • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet)
    • Health Care Transitions Research Network for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (HCT-RN)
    • Research Network on Promoting Healthy Weight among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Health Care Needs (HW-RN)
  • Visit the Autism publications

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