Here are some Autistic History collections related to the UKs project to collect DNA from Autistics.
Last updated: August 27, 2021
- Added Wellcome Trust.
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Initiatives & Programs Touched by Autism Speaks
Timeline of Autism Genome Project & Affiliated Organizations
The Autism Genome Project begins when researchers from around the world decided to come together and share their samples, data, and expertise to facilitate the identification of autism susceptibility genes.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) founded by Jim & Marilyn Simons who are “affected by autism.”
IAN was established in 2006 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and was funded by Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation.
IAN is an online (research registry) database that connects family members of autistic people with researchers in an effort to help solve the many problems associated with autism
Today there are over 30,000 individuals registered on IAN.
On April 2, 2007 the Interactive Autism Network was founded by Drs. Paul and Kiely Law at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
The IAN project is supported by grant money from a non-profit organization called Autism Speaks. (Via wiki.)
“This year, the scientists who are part of the Autism Genome Project discovered a number of novel autism susceptibility genes that are helping us understand the biological basis of autism. In fact, these findings were recently featured by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009.”
March 19, 2019
Interactive Autism Network (IAN): Moving Autism Research Into The Future (Spark!) (USA), Moving to Autistica in the UK