Vanderbilt gets autism grant
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Vanderbilt University has received a $420,000 grant to continue treating autism.
The group Autism Speaks is renewing a grant to the school to develop standards for the evaluation and treatment of medical conditions associated with autism.
Vanderbilt will remain among the nation’s first network of academic medical centers dedicated to developing a model of comprehensive care for children and adolescents with autism.
Vanderbilt was first selected as a site in 2008 and is one of 17 such centers in the U.S. and Canada.
A school spokeswoman said it’s vital for the Vanderbilt Medical Center to be in the network to continue to improve diagnosis, medical care and intervention for children with autism.