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Our mission is to help people with autism lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.

The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation is committed to understanding autism from a scientific perspective, increasing opportunities and services available to the autism community and educating the public about autism. In pursuit of its mission, the Foundation develops and provides grants to programs in research, clinical care, policy, advocacy and education.

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Spotlight Grants

Advancing the Scientific Understanding of and Harnessing New Technologies for Autism

Autism Metabolome Project and Clinical Study

Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc.

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CSHL Brain Health Initiative: Focus on Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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The Lurie Center for Autism

Massachusetts General Hospital

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The Autism Inpatient Collection

Autism & Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative, Spring Harbor Hospital

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Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Autism

State University of New York at Buffalo

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Characterization of Microglial Wnt Signaling in Maternal Immune Activation-Related Autism

Boston University School of Medicine

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Affiliated Programs

Lurie Center For Autism

The Lurie Center for Autism is an integrated and multidisciplinary clinical, research, training and advocacy program of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) dedicated to treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders.

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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management is dedicated to improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum, as well as people with other disabilities, across the lifespan through innovative social policies that foster inclusion into the mainstream of society.

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Autism Around the Globe

Autism around the Globe is an interactive web-based project of the NLM Family Foundation which focuses on raising public awareness of how autism affects those in different parts of the world.

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