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Helen Tager-Flusberg

June 30, 2008


On Sunday, June 1, “An Evening of Purpose,” held at the Ocean House in Dennisport, Mass., raised $100,000 for the New England chapter of Autism Speaks. Ocean House owner and a mother of a child with autism, Janet Hart-Barbato, hosted 450 guests for an evening of entertainment, auctions, raffles and culinary delights by Executive Chef Anthony Silvestri.

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Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, An Evening of Purpose Raises $100,000

In 2002, NAAR budgeted an unprecedented $1 million to fund pre- and post-doctoral mentor-based fellowships to attract the best and brightest young minds to focus their talents on autism research.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Autism Research Centre (Cambridge, England)
Mentor: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Mentor: Deborah A. Fein, Ph.D.

New England Medical Center (Boston, MA)
Mentor: Susan Folstein, M.D.
Research Partner: The Mellanby Autism Foundation