The University of North Carolina said it will be rolling its autism research programs into its UNC Autism Research Center.
The UNC Autism Research Center, which is initially getting $100,000 from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and then will get $200,000 from the trust fund if it can bring in $200,000 of its own in fundraising, will be the primary location for university medical experts to continue their work on understanding and managing autism, a UNC School of Medicine release said.
The UNC Autism Research Center is being developed to help those medical experts to find ways for people with autism to better battle the condition.
The UNC School of Medicine's Carolina Institute for Development Disabilities will serve as the location for the UNC Autism Research Center. Over 100 professors, students and scientists that work in 32 departments in five UNC schools are doing autism testing using grants.