NFAR is pleased to be working with the following outstanding organizations and agencies to build programs, services and supports that benefit children with autism and their families in our community:


Executive Staff

Sharon Leon, MBA
Executive Director
National Foundation for Autism Research

Maggie Katz
Outreach Coordinator
National Foundation for Autism Research

Since our son was first diagnosed with autism in 1996, we've watched the incidence rate for autism jump from 1 in 2,500 children to a staggering 1 out of every 68 children in the US today. At the time, we kept asking ourselves, "Is anyone paying attention to these statistics?"

But the truth is these aren't statistics. These are young children, and their families whose lives have been changed by a diagnosis of autism. And, whose opportunities and quality of life could be severely limited without the right programs, treatments and services.

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