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53 Community Organizations Across 2 Countries Benefit

Autism Speaks announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers.

January 24, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (January 24, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism advocacy organization, today announced the award of over $1 million in grants to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in dozens of communities across the United States and Canada. The awards raise the total amount of Family Services Community Grants awarded by Autism Speaks to $2.9 million in the United States and over $1 million in Canada.

October 12, 2011

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $1,783,000 in new funding for ten outstanding autism-treatment research projects. These studies were selected from 86 grant applications evaluated this year for their potential to help those with autism succeed throughout the lifespan.

Autism Speaks awarded scholarships to more than 330 campers at 51 camps across the country through the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Program. All camps in the U.S. that provide a summer program to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism were eligible to apply. 280 camps submitted scholarship grant applications which were reviewed by a national committee composed of families affected by autism, individuals with autism, and autism professionals.

AGRE Data Suggests Need for Further Study
March 05, 2008


A recent article by Abraham Reichenberg and co-workers based on Israeli births in the 1980's reported a significant association between paternal age at birth and a child's risk for developing autism. The study reported that as paternal age increased, so did the risk of autism spectrum disorder.

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January 24, 2008

The Autism Speaks' Innovative Technology for Autism (ITA) Initiative has awarded more than $400,000 in new research grants to develop innovative assistive, educational, therapeutic, and diagnostic technologies for persons with autism. ITA was created to enhance and accelerate the pace of autism research and treatment by promoting collaboration among designers, engineers, researchers, clinicians, educators, individuals with autism, and their families.

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September 18, 2008

In March of 2008, Autism Speaks released a Request For Applications that solicited proposals for projects that focused on studying environmental contributions to autism, with a special emphasis on environmental factors and their interaction with genetic risk factors. In response, 60 applications were received. These included pilot applications to test new hypotheses and gather preliminary data, as well as augmentation applications that would expand current large scale studies to include a new focus on the role of the environment in autism.

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