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Portfolio Analysis Report

IACC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research


Who funded ASD research in 2010?

The Office of Autism Research Coordination requested 2010 research project and funding information from 18 Federal agencies and private organizations, including the annual budget for each project and its relevance to the seven critical questions/chapters of the 2011 IACC Strategic Plan for ASD Research. Read more.

What Types of ASD Research were Funded?

To better understand what areas of research were funded in 2010, projects were aligned with the corresponding questions in the 2011 IACC Strategic Plan. Figure 3 illustrates the breakdown of the research funding according to the Strategic Plan's seven questions related to diagnosis, biology, risk factors, treatments and interventions, services, lifespan issues, and infrastructure and surveillance. Read more.

How did the research align with the objectives in the IACC Strategic Plan?

Within the seven questions that serve as the framework for the IACC Strategic Plan, each question has several specific short- and long-term objectives. The objectives in the Strategic Plan call for specific research efforts with a goal date for completion and include an estimate of the budget required to accomplish the goal. Read more.

Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Autism Research

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was enacted by Congress in February 2009 with the objective of stimulating the economy, creating and preserving jobs, and investing in long-term growth. ARRA funds received by Federal agencies were awarded to grantees over a two-year period from 2009 to 2010. Thus, this 2010 Portfolio Analysis includes data from 2010 ARRA grants as well as a comprehensive snapshot of all ARRA funds that supported autism research in 2009 and 2010. Read more.


The 2010 ASD Research Funding Portfolio Analysis Report is the third comprehensive annual review of ASD research funding across both the Federal and private sectors and provides a valuable snapshot of the current funding landscape. Total funding for ASD research in 2010 amounted to $408,577,276 spread across 1,367 projects. Data were collected from 18 Federal and private funders, including 5 funders that were new to the 2010 Portfolio Analysis. Read more.

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