Cure Autism Now … A Brief Introduction | Video

Cure Autism Now … A Brief History

Cure Autism Now

In 2007, Autism Speaks completed its merger with Cure Autism Now (CAN).[4] CAN was founded in 1995 by Jonathan Shestack and Portia Iversen, the parents of a child with autism whose story is told in the book Strange Son. It was an organization of parents, doctors and scientists devoted to research to prevent, treat and cure autism.[48] Iversen and Shestack were invited to join NAAR’s board but declined, impatient with what they considered NAAR’s excess of caution in staying with the scientific establishment.[49] In 1997, CAN established the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange; CAN was successful in establishing AGRE despite an initially negative reaction from scientists who were concerned whether CAN could carry out rigorous work, and despite what CAN considered to be scientists’ reluctance to share their data.[49] During its existence, Cure Autism Now provided more than $39 million for research grants and other programs. Its flagship programs included the AGRE, Autism Treatment Network, Clinical Trials Network, and Innovative Technology for Autism. It also funded education and outreach efforts.[4]

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_Speaks



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