Submitted on Wed, 31-Oct-2012
SOfASD and A4 sent a submission to the the Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia (see http://www.mckeonreview.org.au/). The submission suggests that research funding has a greater chance of having more impact when it is addresses health issues with higher "burden of disease and injury". It mentions that autism has a high burden for children (highest for boys), based on the available evidence ... yet very little of Australia's health and medical research funding is spent on autism. It also suggests that disability research also needs funding and management, that it currently does not get.