August 6, 2013

Canisius Gets $3.4 Million For Autism Research

Earlier this year, I wrote about how one in 50 American school children have autism. That's a lot of kids, so it's great to see that my Alma mater, Canisius College, was recently awarded the largest grant in the history of the school in order to continue autism research.

The four-year federal grant, which was presented to the Institute of Autism Research, will help Canisius evaluate the effectiveness of its school-based program - schoolMAX - as well as focus on the autism spectrum.

Christopher Lopata, the codirector of the institute, said that there are a growing number of students are diagnosed with high functioning autism, which poses a problem for some schools.

The grant will fund trials of nearly 100 elementary students in the Buffalo area, as well as their parents and teachers.

Canisius. You go girl. PS - my student loan check is in the mail. I think?