Kelly – You emailed us 3 years ago asking to do a journalism class writing assignment on our Athletes 4 Autism program. We bet you never expected that you would be sitting where you are today as Communications Executive for that same charity. Time has flown… (and, at so many times, so has our sanity). […]
We understand that an autism diagnosis can change your life in an instant because we have been there, too. Many of our interns and staff have experienced autism in their own families, inspiring them to give back through our charity. Help us understand your unique needs and goals in living a life with an autism […]
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, which kicks off Autism Awareness Month: one day short of a full awareness month because April Fool’s Day on April 1st precedes it. That awkward and unfortunate organization unintentionally mirrors the often awkward and unfortunate attributes of the disorder we are trying to educate the world about. A […]
Athletes 4 Autism was started by two college students who wanted to find a simpler approach to autism social therapies. With out-of-pocket therapies and treatments costing families $3.2 million dollars per one child with autism over their lifespan, it was clear that any simple solution needed to be equally cost-effective. We are proud to share […]
Beads for a Cause™ designs quality, cause-conscious jewelry that represent charities that are most meaningful to you. Beads like this “I See You” design symbolize a person’s commitment to autism awareness, research, education and inclusion, while a percentage of sales goes directly toward those efforts by The Autism Research Foundation. Use this bead to fundraise […]
Hi Friends, Our online community has asked our staff to provide ten (10) reasons for why people should donate to The Autism Research Foundation this holiday season. Is it cliche to say that the hardest part of this challenge was narrowing down our reasons to such a short list? Well, it was! Here is our […]
As we have begun planning for the 2014-2015 academic research year, The Autism Research Foundation has identified multiple material needs to advance its neurobiology work. Most importantly, Dr. Margaret Bauman’s autism lab at the Boston University School of Medicine will require the purchase of a new brain tissue freezer to replace an outdated model in […]
Autism knows no bounds. Every community can show support through fundraising and awareness with our easy-to-read guides. Community efforts are not only limited to local outreach, but often include working to get support from the celebrity community. Often times, people believe that celebrities get involved in charitable efforts to better their image in the public […]
Pioneering autism researcher and child neurologist, Dr. Margaret Bauman, answers your frequently asked questions: from early intervention to adult care. Share her insight with your autism community and check back often for new discussions about improving quality of life for individuals with autism.
Receiving an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming for you and your family, but understanding the disorder shouldn’t be. Use our autism glossary to navigate your way through reading all about the science and symptoms of autism.
At The Autism Research Foundation, there is something for everyone… and we believe it should be that way. Inclusion programs engage kids of all ages and abilities in art, athletics, employment, and social events that encourage respect and appreciation for each other’s differences. An inclusion program can have positive impacts on learning and development, as […]
The Autism Research Foundation’s mission is to respond to the changing needs of the autism community through neurobiology research, education, family life resources and inclusion programs. Founded by pioneering autism researcher and pediatric neurologist Dr. Margaret L. Bauman, The Autism Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our work builds on Dr. Bauman’s scientific work to […]
We need your help to meet the needs of our ever-growing autism community. Your dollars help us: advance scientific understanding through brain-based research, develop effective clinical interventions, produce educational resources, and host social inclusion programs all of which improve quality of life for all affected by this lifelong disorder. Over the last 24 years, The Autism Research Foundation has […]
Did you know? Our charity has the largest brain bank in the world. Read more about the ways we put thoughtful brain tissue donations to use in finding answers for autism with our in-house Brain Atlas Project and Neurochemical Profile Analysis, and our world-renowned Autism Research Consortium and Tissue Review Committee.