The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism.
Autism Speaks was founded in 2005. Merging with three leading autism organizations (ACRE, NAAR and CAN) and building upon their legacy, Autism Speaks collaborative efforts have resulted in:
$3 billion increase in authorized federal research funding for autism