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10/19/05
April 23, 2007

NAAR's quest to better understand the genetics of autism is continuing to gain momentum. NAAR is proud to announce a partnership with the National Institutes of Health and two other leading autism organizations to fund three awards that resulted from the autism susceptibility gene discovery request for applications (RFA) co-developed by NAAR and the NIH.

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Prisca Marvin Joins NINDS Advisory Board
April 23, 2007

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson recently announced that Prisca Chen Marvin, Esq., chairperson of the NAAR Board of Trustees, is among four new appointees to the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, the major advisory panel of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

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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.

September 30, 2009

Washington, DC (September 30, 2009) -- President Barack Obama announced a plan on Wednesday to spend $5 billion on medical and scientific research, medical supplies and upgrading laboratory capacity, as part of an overall $100 billion Recovery Act investment in science and technology. Importantly, Obama's announcement also included a commitment to funding $85 million into autism research. In his speech to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Obama said “And finally, we'll also provide the largest-ever infusion of funding into autism research.

February 20, 2009

(February 20, 2009) - As a result of the stimulus plan recently signed into law by President Obama, (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will receive more than $10 billion in new funding over the next two years.

February 06, 2009

Washington, DC (February 6, 2009) - The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) addressed the removal of two objectives on vaccine safety research that were withdrawn from a National Institutes of Health strategic plan at its last meeting. Because of the manner in which the objectives were withdrawn, without adequate notice to the committee and public, Autism Speaks had previously voiced its disappointment and withdrew its support from the strategic plan.

Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, announc

May 16, 2006

(NEW YORK, NY – May 16, 2006) – Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, announced today that its new public service advertisements, produced in conjunction with the Ad Council, will be screened throughout the 11th annual Nantucket Film Festival, June 14-18. The PSA's will be shown prior each feature film shown at the festival.

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