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Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Autism Research Program (DoD-ARP)






Synopsis of Bill:
· Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for the Autism Research Program (DoD-ARP)


  • The autism research program is funded in the U.S. Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Medical Advanced Technology account.
  • The Fiscal 2011 Defense Appropriations bill includes $6.4 million for autism research
  • The FY 2012 includes an appropriation of $10 million to be included in the Department of Defense appropriations bill for autism research
  • The Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Defense Appropriations Act provides $6 million to the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (ARP).

History of Bill:
*The Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for the Autism Research Program (Dod-ARP) is part of the Department of Defense Autism Research Program. Congress approved the bill in 2011, which will provide $6.4 million in funding for the Dod-ARP. The $6.4 million will go to continue funding research programs to help military families with children who have autism spectrum disorder.
*Autism Speaks, along with several members of congress, are supporting an appropriation of $10 million to be included in the 2012 Department of Defense appropriations bill for autism research.

*The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Appropriations Act provides $6 million to the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (DoD-ARP).


Learn more about the Department of Defense Autism Research Program by visiting here.



DoD-ARP Autism News:

Source: Autism Votes - Department of Defense Autism Research Program