182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California, 92116, USA
Mission: To support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education.
Causes of ASD remain unclear but recent scientific advances challenge the traditional view of autism as an untreatable disease—as one that is “genetically hard-wired.” These developments support the position that Autism Research Institute (ARI) has always maintained: Autism Is Treatable. Established in 1967 by research psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD, and operates without funding from special-interest groups.
ARI’s Executive Director is Dr. Stephen M. Edelson who has been active in the autism field for more than 40 years. He has studied and published with many notables in the autism field including Drs. Bernard Rimland, Ivar Lovaas, Temple Grandin, and Margaret Bauman.
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