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Autism Research

NICHD activities

The NICHD is involved in a number of activities related to autism research.

The Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEAs)

The NIH Autism Coordinating Committee (ACC)

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)

The Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART) Centers

NEW! Check out the Autism Research Network Web site to learn more about NIH-supported autism research studies.

Current NICHD-supported projects in autism and related disorders

Other Activities

The National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are jointly sponsoring a number of environmental health centers to study the causes of autism and other related disorders. For more information about these centers, visit

The NICHD, other NIH Institutes, federal agencies, and private companies support a number of clinical trials in autism and related disorders. Many of these trials are currently seeking participants. Go to autism clinical trials currently recruiting patients to learn about ongoing studies. To learn more about clinical trials in general, visit

NICHD Autism Research Home