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Concerns About Overlapping ASD Research Persist

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August 2, 2016- "Concerns About Overlapping ASD Research Persist"- In 2013, the U.S Government Accountability Office raised alarm bells with a report suggesting that 84 percent of autism research projects funded by the federal government between 2008 and 2012 might be redundant. A new report from the GAO suggests that federal agencies have done a better job of ensuring autism research activities are not unnecessarily duplicative. Despite this, the GAO remains steadfast in their 2013 recommendations that more coordination occur across the dozen or more agencies that collectively spent $1.4  billion for autism research, awareness projects, training, and other activities.