Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Governor Chris Christie Appoints 4 to Autism Council

Governor Chris Christie Appoints Four Members to State Autism Panel - Berkeley Heights, NJ Patch

Governor Chris Christie named four new members to the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. The Council, charged with creating a Center for Excellence, will coordinate research and apply and advance best practices in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of autism, enhancing the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, they awarded $5 million in basic science research grants to study the causes, triggers and treatment of ASDs. The Council's membership is made up of representatives from academic institutions, autism and healthcare organizations and includes individuals with autism, or family members.



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