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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has grown into the nation''s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we''ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead. In addition to putting money into new and cutting edge research, we also fund resources and programs such as the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, Autism Speaks������?? Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and several other scientific and clinical programs. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

URL: http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Resource ID: nlx_75303     Resource Type: Resource     Version: Latest Version


advocacy, science, research, grant, repository, network, environmental sciences, database, biomaterial supply, biobank, agre, atp, atn, ctn, autism, autism spectrum disorder, biobanking, etiology, biology, diagnosis, treatment, health sciences, environment

Additional Resource Types

Disease-related Portal, Funding Resource




Autism Speaks

Old URLs



National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR

Related Disease

Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Funding Information

Bernie Marcus, private donations, President Obama''s autism stimulus grant,



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Submitted On

12:00am October 19, 2010

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Version 2

Created 2 weeks ago by Christie Wang

Version 1

Created 5 years ago by Anonymous