It’s World Autism Awareness Day: Foundation Support for Autism Research Since 1990

The Cure Autism Fairy by Courtney Benton, an autisitc artist from Michigan
The Cure Autism Fairy by Courtney Benton

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has funded nearly $300 million in NARSAD Research Grants to understand the causes and improve treatments for mental illness. Funding work across a broad range of psychiatric disorders, $8 million in grant funding since 1990 has been dedicated to autism research. More than 119 researchers have been supported with NARSAD Grants to improve the lives of those with autism.

Since it began funding the most promising autism research in 1990 with its NARSAD Grants, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) has helped with:

In 2012, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awarded the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research to two autism experts. Click here to watch their videos and learn more about their breakthrough research.

For a list of current NARSAD Grantees working in in autism research, click here.

Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders and how the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is helping to make a difference in the millions of lives affected by this disorder.

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Please note that researchers cannot give specific recommendations or advice about treatment; diagnosis and treatment are complex and highly individualized processes that require comprehensive face-to- face assessment. Please visit our "Ask an Expert" section to see a list of Q & A with NARSAD Grantees.
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