我们的工作

Autism is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. We do this through:

Increasing Global Understanding and Acceptance

  • Collaborative Ad Council public service messaging campaigns, resulting in 50% increase in autism awareness
  • Focus and development on global autism solutions
  • Worldwide Autism Month recognition initiatives
  • Largest autism fundraising and awareness event in North America
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Advancing Breakthroughs in Autism Research

  • One of the world’s largest open access autism genomic databases
  • $155 million investment in scientific grants resulting in an additional $396 million from public sources focused specifically on autism
  • Autism Treatment Network oversight for best practices in clinical care. More than 500,000 children served
  • Advocacy efforts resulting in $3 billion increase in federal research funding for autism
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Expanding Early Childhood Screening and Intervention

  • Global public health initiatives for underserved populations
  • Collaboration for sustainable and effective autism service delivery
  • Community screening and intervention resources
  • Funding for best practice, cost-effective screening and intervention care models
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Improving the Transition to Adulthood

  • Free online resources for transition, employment, education, and housing and community living
  • Nationwide education through online community events and regional town halls
  • Advocacy support and policies for tax-preferred savings legislation, transition planning and adult life assistance.
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Ensuring Access to Reliable Information across the Life Span

  • Trained Autism Response Team members providing real-time support and guidance
  • Resources and tools across the spectrum and throughout the life span
  • Grants to local organizations to increase services for people with autism and families
  • Online access to nationwide database of service providers
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Our History

Autism was founded in 2005. Merging with three leading autism organizations and building upon their legacy, Autism collaborative efforts have resulted in:

  • $3 billion increase in authorized federal research funding for autism

  • $550 million investment in primarily scientific grants

  • Creation of one of the world’s largest open access autism genomic database

  • Over $9 million in community autism-related grants and scholarships

  • Autism Treatment Network of 11 top medical centers and facilities providing cutting-edge clinical care

  • More than 18 million people have received free autism information and resources

85 cents of every dollar funds research, advocacy, programs and services