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We need to replace our tissue freezer system in 2014, which is the most vital part of our research. Doing so will cost $20,000. Please contribute!


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 been at the forefront of developing many new and innovative programs that enrich the lives of children with autism and help them — and their families, teachers, and clinicians — reach their highest potential.

We operate entirely on community donations. None of our work would be possible without your help.

We are grateful for all donations because they help us continue to work to our mission of creating a comprehensive set of services for children and adults with autism. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Donations can be made in many thoughtful ways. Consider giving a Memorial Donation to the legacy of a loved one who has passed away, or contributing with a Tribute Donation in celebration of a person or milestone – like a birthday or marriage. Click the Donate Now button to have your donation applied where it is needed most.

Not quite ready to make your tax-deductible donation? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information that might help you make your decision.