(July 29, 2014) -- An autism-friendly performance of 'Into the Woods' a Tony Award winner in 1986 is set to take place on August 9th at 2 PM in The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego.
(Oct. 6, 2013) From coast to coast, tens of thousands of walkers turned out to Walk Now For Autism! Four locations across the country held walks Sunday to raise funds and awareness for this great cause.
It's not too late to make a donation to today's events. You can see the event status and make a general donation to an individual Walk by clicking on the links below:
San Diego Walk for Autism Research founders Dave and Katrina DeRoche were honored on Sept. 20, 2006, with the 10News Leadership Award for their efforts to raise funds for NAAR/Autism Speaks. The DeRoches, parents of a young son with autism and co-chairs of the San Diego event since 2003, have energized parents and providers to work together to raise well over half a million dollars.
Julia Bailey, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Young Investigator)
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.
Thomas Bourgeron, Ph. D., Pasteur Institute (Pilot Project)
The Prevalence of Mutations in X-Chromosome Linked Genes (Pilot Project Award)
Jozef Gecz, Ph.D., Women's and Children's Hospital, Australia
NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2008) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization along with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and one of the country's leading autism researchers will join forces on a new research grant that will examine the architecture of the autistic brain.