Advancing an ambitious research agenda while providing the latest science-based information for people of all ages on the spectrum is our focus at the ARI. In 2017 we did so through our annual think tank, in-person and online educational events and courses, and free webinars, and by funding the studies that hold the most promise for making a diﬀerence in the lives of people with autism. While the causes of ASD remain unclear, recent scientiﬁc advances challenge the traditional view of autism as an untreatable disease—as one that is genetically hardwired. These developments support the position that ARI has always maintained: autism is treatable. ARI continues to pioneer research, outreach, and cooperative eﬀorts with other organizations worldwide.
2017 Annual Report (.pdf)