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Autism Clinical Trials Network

Participate in Research

Many opportunities are available for families to participate in autism research. You can join a clinical trial, enroll in a research study, contribute to our rich genetic database or participate online by adding your family information to a research database. Nearly 90 percent of children with cancer are enrolled in clinical trials--contrasted with only 5 percent of children with autism. Your participation can make a difference in the lives of all who struggle with autism.

Research We Have Funded

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce that we have redesigned the way you can search for the scientific research grants we have funded! Please click on the link below to be redirected to our online Science Grants Search. We hope you find this to be an easy-to-use and valuable resource in sharing our science research investments with the autism community.

click to access our Science Grants Search page

 

Open Grants & How to Apply

Grants Programs

Autism Speaks supports global biomedical research into the diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of autism or its disabling symptoms. Our mission is to improve the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In support of that mission we provide funding along the entire research continuum - from discovery to development to dissemination - for innovative projects that hold considerable promise for significantly improving the lives of those affected by autism.

Frequently Asked Questions About ACTN


  1. What is the Autism Clinical Trials Network?
The Autism Clinical Trials Network is a network of 8-13 medical centers collaborating on clinical trials for autism. The centers in the network collaborate on a single trial with each site recruiting children for the trial (multi-site, single protocol trial). This means that recruitment goals can be met faster, decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete a trial to screen and develop new treatments.

Resources & Programs

 
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) is a repository (gene bank) of genetic and clinical information that is made available to autism researchers worldwide.