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15-year-old with Autism is Go-Kart Sensation

August 21, 2014

(August 21, 2014) - Austin Riley’s story goes to show you can never dream too big. The 15-year-old is a go-kart sensation from Canada. He was diagnosed with autism at an early age and is currently ranked as one of the top drivers in North America. Austin never cared for sports until his dad took him to his first go-kart race. Now, his father Jason says he wants to use his son’s story to spread awareness of autism and inspire others on the spectrum.

Great Day for a Walk!

June 01, 2014

(June 1, 2014) -- Thousands of walkers turned out Sunday in Hartford, Conn., Westchester County, NY and Waterloo, Canada to raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.

In Westchester, a crowd of around 15,000 gathered for an opening ceremony that included speeches by Autism Speaks President LIz Feld and national board member Laura Slatkin.

Autism Speaks Canada Hits Grand Slam at the Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament

The Rogers Cup presented by National Bank women’s WTA tennis tournament (a US Open Series Event) is used by many top players as a lead-in to the US Open in early September. Women’s and Men’s draws alter between Montreal and Toronto with 2011 being the first year that both events were held simultaneously during the same week. This year, Toronto played host to the Women’s event and Autism Speaks Canada was selected as the profile charity – only the second, non-tennis related charity to have this opportunity in the history of the event.
 

2000 Grants Funded (CAN)

Conditional neurotrophin knock-out mice as a model for the developmental neuropathology of autism

Schahram Akbarian, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (Young Investigator)

2004 Research and Fellowship Awards (NAAR)

Research Funded: 2004

In 2004, NAAR committed $6.2 million to fund 25 pilot studies, 14 pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as two large collaborative programs: the NAAR Autism Genome Project and expansion of the Autism Tissue Program. In addition, NAAR's 2004 research commitments include the ongoing support of two interdisciplinary autism training programs that are being co-sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

2004 NAAR Grants Funded

In 2005, NAAR committed $8.3 million to fund 41 pilot studies, 14 pre- and 7 post-doctoral fellowships as well as three large collaborative programs: the NAAR Autism Genome Project, the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Project and the Autism Tissue Program. In addition, NAAR's 2005 research commitments include the ongoing support of two interdisciplinary autism training programs that are being co-sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.