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Dennis Miller Headlines a Night of Comedy to Benefit Autism Speaks

NEW YORK (February 23, 2006) - Emmy award-winning comedian Dennis Miller announced today that he will headline a benefit comedy night t

February 23, 2006

NEW YORK (February 23, 2006) - Emmy award-winning comedian Dennis Miller announced today that he will headline a benefit comedy night to raise funds for Autism Speaks. All proceeds from the Sunday, April 2nd performance at The Improv in Irvine, California, will benefit Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research.

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1997 Awards (NAAR)

In 1997, NAAR awarded its first research grants, committing approximately $150,000 to fund five pilot studies in autism research taking place in throughout the United States.

Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
"Training of Speech Perception and Speech Comprehension in Autistic Children: A Combined Behavioral-Neurophysiological Pilot Study."
Award Amount: $30,000

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.