If you are interested in learning about funding agencies for autism research, check out some of the following links.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is a research campaign within the Simons Foundation aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders by pioneering innovative research of the highest caliber. To learn about SFARI initiatives, please visit https://sfari.org/about-sfari.
Autism Key is an online site that since 2005 has been run by—and for—parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The site contains autism symptom information, information about autism organizations, message boards, editorial articles written by parents, and a link to purchase autism-related jewelry. Visit Autism Key at http://www.autismkey.com/about/.
Autism Now – The National Autism Resource and Information Center
Autism Now is a central resource with information for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. The site divides its information into life at home, at work, in the classroom, and in the community. Visit Autism Now at http://autismnow.org/.
Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization that aims to fund autism research, increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and advocate on behalf of individuals with autism and their families. Founded in 2005, Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism advocacy organization. Visit Autism Speaks at http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Mayo Clinic presents information about autism symptoms, causes, risk factors, medical appointments, tests and diagnosis, treatments and drugs, alternative medicine, coping and support, and prevention. Visit the Mayo Clinic autism overview at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/autism/DS00348.
MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. A brief overview of autism along with useful links can be found here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
National Foundation for Autism Research
NFAR is a fundraising organization founded in 2003 that helps raise money to help children with autism. NFAR organizes funding outreach, pilot treatment projects, educational programs, and transitional studies. Visit NFAR at http://www.nfar.org/
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health. The mission of NIMH is to "transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure." Visit here to review information about autism presented by NIMH: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is part of the National Institutes of Health. Its mission is to "reduce the burden of neurological disease—a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world." Visit here for the NINDS autism fact sheet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm
The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake
The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake is a volunteer organization founded in 1976. We were created to help serve Maryland families of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Our organization provides information, advocacy and support for families and individuals with autism.
Compass Academy provides a unique educational model for children with a variety of language-based learning disabilities. Compass Academy provides individualized instruction, by enlisting both student and family as partners in the education process, incorporating researched-based methodology, and integrating social skills instruction into every day's instruction. Compass Academy maximizes success by educating the whole child.