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New York


AS Main Offices
1 East 33rd 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States
40° 44' 51.6336" N, 73° 59' 4.1928" W
Start Date: 
Sat, 2012-04-28 (All day)
Event URL: 
Walk Action
Event Contact Name: 
Christine Hart
Event Type: 

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April 23, 2007

WABC-TV reported on April 25, 2006, about an "Autism Speaks Club" started in a Bedford, N.Y., middle school by the brother of a young child diagnosed with the disorder.

Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, Autism Speaks School Club in Bedford, NY
April 23, 2007

On Monday, May 15, The CBS Evening News broadcast a story profling the family of New York City Walk Chair Jesse Mojica. The story was the first segment of a three-part series on autism by correspondent Steve Hartman. Click here to read the story. Click here for the video version of the story.

Autism Speaks, In the News, Current News, CBS Evening News Features Jesse Mojica

In 1998, NAAR committed approximately $500,000 in its second year of funding autism research projects and marked the establishment of NAAR's Mentor-based fellowship program. In 1998, NAAR funded 10 pilot studies and 2 mentor-based fellowships in the United States and Canada. Additionally, NAAR was instrumental in funding and establishing the Autism Tissue Program in 1998, a brain tissue donation program dedicated to autism research. NAAR also attracted its first Research Partners and Research Patrons in 1998, which are listed below.

The 1999 Research Awards marked the third year NAAR funded autism research programs and the first time the organization had funded autism research in Europe. NAAR invested $800,000 in 1999 to fund 14 pilot studies and two mentor-based fellowships in the United States, Russia and Italy.

In 2003, NAAR committed approximately $4.9 million to fund 35 pilot studies, 13 pre- and post-doctoral fellowships and two autism training programs. NAAR's 2003 research commitments funded autism investigations in the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland and Denmark. As part of the 2003 awards, NAAR is co-sponsoring two autism training programs in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction.