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Accelerating the Pace of Autism Research

April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its founding in July 2004. In June the Board of Trustees made the largest commitment to research in their history – a record setting $6.2 million. NAAR's success is unparalleled and NAAR continues to be the leader in accelerating the pace of autism research. No where is that more evident than NAAR's signature fundraising program, Walk F.A.R. for NAAR. Since the first Walk F.A.R. for NAAR event, held in May 2000 in Pittsburgh, NAAR has conducted 65 Walks from coast to coast.. Over 171,000 participants have raised an incredible $18.3 million for autism research. As the first and largest Walk program for autism research, Walk F.A.R. for NAAR proves, city by city, that the autism community and the community-at-large are eager to take action and make a difference locally to fund research globally.

NAAR is proud to announce both the Fall 2004 Walk F.A.R. for NAAR calendar as well as exciting new events that will truly demonstrate the global nature of the organization.


This fall NAAR will hold one Inaugural event – the North Texas Walk F.A.R for NAAR on September 18th at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Plans are already underway for some exciting NEW EVENTS in Spring 2005 including:

  • New York City
  • London, England
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • San Antonio, Texas

If you would like any information about these upcoming events, please email us at

Each of these committees is eager for additional committee members, team captains, walkers and volunteers. Each and every participant, no matter how much time he or she has to give, is important. The past, as well as the future, success of NAAR, and specifically Walk F.A.R. for NAAR, is built on the help, support and determination of our volunteers.

Walk F.A.R. for NAAR and Leave a Lasting Imprint – Help us Fund Autism Research Step by Step.