The Autism Research Institute (ARI) conducts, sponsors and supports research on the underlying causes of and treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  In order to provide parents and professionals with an independent, unbiased assessment of causal and treatment efficacy issues, ARI seeks no financial support from government agencies or drug manufacturers.

We therefore rely on the generosity of donors to continue to advance autism research.  Our founder Dr. Bernard Rimland would often say, ‘Research that makes a difference!’ to remind us of the need to focus on what might be beneficial for people with ASDs here and now.

Applying for funding: The 2021 pre-application period for ARI research grants has ended. ARI’s next grant application cycle will begin in early 2022 – please check back then to apply.

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