Who We Serve

Autism is a complex, whole-body disorder that is unique to every individual it affects. The Autism Research Foundation believes in treating the whole person by making scientific, clinical, and academic resources available for every part of that individual’s life.

There’s something for everyone.

Children & Families: If you are a parent, sibling, or family member of someone who has been diagnosed with autism, The Autism Research Foundation is available for you as a hub of autism-related information. From early intervention services to adolescent care to adult transitions, we provide next steps to be thinking about and reliable resources hand-picked by our internationally-acclaimed team.

New this year! Thanks to the generous gift of a family donor, we are proud to offer LADDERS Think Tanks, which afford families an individualized assessment of autism care, programming, and treatment with a multidisciplinary team of top autism professionals from around the world.

Clinicians & TeachersIf you are a provider of care for children with autism, we can help you raise your skill level through our Current Trends in Autism Conference in November 2015. Until then, we are available to teach you how to screen children for autism, how to teach children with autism, how to deal with challenging behaviors, and how to communicate with families via the “Clinicians” or “Teachers” resource tabs above.


Researchers: Investigators who are working on scientific (bench-side) or clinical (bed-side) research are valued members of our organization. We provide links to current event research headlines in the news in our research blog, summaries of our Brain Atlas Project and Neurochemical Profile Analysis ideas, and offer an exclusive research network directory for members of The Autism Research Consortium.

Companies: If you are a business owner or employee of a charitable company, we want to make your philanthropic and community-consciousness efforts as easy as possible. Learn how to be a great employer of someone with autism or their parents. Using our guides on employee giving and matching donations, including our how to be a corporate sponsor worksheet, you can learn how to maximize your donated dollars. For the more active fundraisers: check out our list of corporate fundraising ideas that you can host in your office for some friendly competition.

and most importantly,

Individuals who have an autism diagnosis: You are the reason we are a charity in the first place. Our mission is to provide you with useful social tools, an understanding of your autism spectrum disorder, a network of similar and diverse peers, and a place to share your story so that you know you are supported always. We appreciate how you help us understand autism from your unique, important perspective.

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