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Autism Speaks Awards 66 Local Service Providers with Its Neighborhood Grants
Date:12/19/2013

he inaugural launch of our Neighborhood Grants,” said Matthew Asner- Executive Director for Autism Speaks. “By funding these programs, we hope to provide more services in our local communities that will benefit more individuals with autism.”

All recipients of the 2013 Neighborhood Grants can be found on the Autism Speaks website, as well as the searchable online grant database. All applicants have also been added to the Autism Speaks Family Services Resource Guide, as the organization continues to connect families and service providers with resources in their communities. Grant applications will be open again next fall.

About Autism
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright
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