Our focus at ARI is to advance an ambitious research agenda while providing the latest science-based information for people of all ages on the autism spectrum. We do this through our annual and regional think tanks, in-person and online educational events and courses, 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.