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Don Heupel/Staff photographer FUNDING: From left, Canisius undergraduate Alyssa Biscotto, 11-year-old Richard Dodge, institute co-director Dr. Marcus Thomeer, Lockport resident Tammy Dodge and institute co-director Dr. Chris Lopata pose inside the Science Hall at Canisius College. Thomeer and Lopata are co-directors and co-founders of the Institute of Autism Research at the college, which recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.