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The NLM Family Foundation supports autism-related endeavors in a variety of fields. For more information about our specific areas of interest, please visit Grant Categories.

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grant recipient area year
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science, Basic Science 2020
Systems Biology of Autism: Understanding the Circuitry Linking Sounds to Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Basic Science, Basic Science 2019 - 2022
Characterization of the neural circuits revealed by maternal immune activation model (MIA) of neurodevelopmental disorders Massachusetts Institute of Technology Career Development Awards, Basic Science 2019 - 2022
Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Autism and Language Neural Stem Cells Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine of Rutgers University Basic Science 2017 - 2019
Concerted Impact of Genetic Susceptibility and Maternal Autoantibodies in a Rat Model of Autism University of California, Davis Basic Science 2015 - 2018
Characterization of Microglial Wnt Signaling in Maternal Immune Activation-Related Autism Boston University School of Medicine Basic Science 2015 - 2018
Maternal Antibody as a Contributor to Autism Spectrum Disorder Feinstein Institute, North Shore Hospital Basic Science 2015 - 2018
Delineating autism subtypes by phenotype-wide scan across genome-wide genotypes in a patient centric information commons Children’s Hospital Boston Basic Science 2014
Magnetic Resonance Pilot Study of Brain Tissue Pathophysiology and Perfusion in Autism Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2014
Predoctoral Fellowship – Theoharides Laboratory, Tufts University Tufts University Basic Science 2014 - 2015
Synaptic and Behavioral Functions of Striatal Projection Neurons in Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders Massachusetts Institute of Technology Basic Science 2013 - 2019
Synaptic A-to-I RNA Editing in Autism Spectrum Disorders Children's Hospital Boston Basic Science 2012 - 2013
Characterizing IQ Impairments in ASD and Testing Their Genetic Foundations Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Basic Science 2012 - 2014
Molecular Signatures of Strong-effect ASD Genes and 16p11.2 Deletion Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2012 - 2014
Cryptic Chromosomal Aberrations Contributing to Autism Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2012 - 2014
Local Functional Connectivity in ASD Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2012 - 2015
Endosomal NHE6 in Long-Range Connectivity and Autism Brown University Institute for Brain Science Basic Science 2012 - 2014
Systems Biology of Autism: The Case for the Cerebellum Boston Children's Hospital Basic Science, Career Development Awards 2012 - 2017
Longitudinal MEG of Auditory Processing in ASD The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Basic Science 2011 - 2013
A Trial of Sulforaphane in Autism Lurie Family Autism Center / Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2011
Autism:  Predictive effect of low-thyroid function during the first trimester of gestation Houston Methodist Hospital Basic Science 2011 - 2012
Genetic Mouse Models of Autism Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Basic Science 2010 - 2012
NIRS Imaging and its Utility and Importance in Infants Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2010
Small RNAs and Editing in Autistic Brains Children's Hospital Boston Basic Science 2009 - 2010
MAPK3 as a Chr 16p11.2 Autism Candidate Gene Massachusetts Institute of Technology Basic Science 2009 - 2010
Autism and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the IGF Pathway Princeton University Basic Science 2008 - 2011
Assessing and Communicating Movement Stereotypy and Arousal Telemetrically in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory Basic Science 2008 - 2011
Wearable Wireless Toolkit for Measurement and Communication of Autonomic Nervous System Activity in Autism Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory Basic Science 2008 - 2011
Neonatal Biomagnetometer The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Basic Science 2008 - 2011
Development of Bacterial Screens for ASD-Associated Compounds Princeton University Basic Science 2008 - 2010
Neuropathological and Neurochemical Analysis of Key Speech and Language Areas in Autism Boston University Medical School Basic Science 2007 - 2010
MEG of Language Impairment in Autism  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Basic Science 2007 - 2010
Sensory Perception Deficits and Cortical Coherence in Children with Autism: A Study of the ‘Noisy Cortex’ Hypothesis Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2007 - 2012
Redox, profilin, and tropomyosins in the control of the MF System Karolinska Institute Basic Science 2007 - 2009
MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase and Autism Spectrum Disorders Vanderbilt University Basic Science 2007 - 2018
Identifying and Understanding the Actions of Autism Susceptibility Genes University of Oxford, Welcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Basic Science 2006 - 2009
Electrophysiological Studies of Gating, Timing and Connectivity in Autism Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2006 - 2009
Stem Cell Injections Prevent Loss of Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Basic Science 2005 - 2008
Recessive Genes for Autism and Mental Retardation Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Basic Science 2005 - 2010
Confirmatory study of influence of EFHC2 genetic variant on complex phenotype in x-monosomic females Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Basic Science 2005 - 2006
The Establishment of a Well-Characterized Cohort for Autism Studies at the Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2005 - 2007
Investigation of Imprinted Chromosomal Regions and Mitochondrial Haplotypes in Autism University of Cambridge Basic Science 2005 - 2006
Diffusion Tensor Tracking of Connectivity Abnormalities in Autism University of Pittsburgh Basic Science 2005 - 2006
Search for an Autism Gene on the Y Chromosome (funded through NAAR) Baylor College of Medicine Basic Science 2004
Genetic Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders Children's Hospital Boston Basic Science 2004 - 2008
Autism and Absolute Pitch  North Shore Long Island Jewish Research Institute Basic Science 2004 - 2006
A Family Study of Genetic Susceptibility to Autistic Traits University College London, Behavioral and Brain Sciences Unit / Institute of Child Health Basic Science 2004 - 2006
A Genetic Study of Mathematical Talent and Asperger’s Syndrome  University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre Basic Science 2004 - 2011
DNA Collection from a Cohort of Children with Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS and High-Functioning Autism and their Families  University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre Basic Science 2004 - 2005
Do Children with Autism Have Elevated Fetal Testosterone? University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre Basic Science 2004 - 2009
Functional and Connectivity Neuroimaging of Autism Boston University Basic Science 2004 - 2006
Neurobiological Markers of Language and Functioning in Autism (funded through NAAR) Boston University School of Medicine Basic Science 2004
Dependent Motor Learning in Autism Examination of Visual and Somatosensory (funded through NAAR) Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Basic Science 2004
Toward an Understanding of the Developmental Basis of Brain Dysfunction in Autism: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Cortical Region and Network Formation Massachusetts Institute of Technology Basic Science 2004 - 2008
Understanding Cortical Auditory Processing Abnormalities in Children with Autism (funded through NAAR) Albert Einstein College of Medicine Basic Science 2003
Inferior Olive & Autism: Electrical Synapses, Neuronal Synchrony, & Cognition (funded through NAAR) Oregon Health & Science University Basic Science 2003
Fellowship Support for Research into New Approaches for Discovering Cognitive-Enhancing Medications for Autism Princeton University Basic Science 2003 - 2006
Macroscopic Correlates of Minilumnar Abnormalities in Autism (funded through NAAR)  University of Louisville Basic Science 2003
Identifying and Understanding the Actions of Autism Susceptibility Genes University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Basic Science 2003 - 2005
EEG Biofeedback as an Operant Training Technique to Ameliorate Some Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Neurofeedback Group, Inc. Basic Science 2003 - 2004
MEG Correlates of Linguistic Processing at and Below the Word Level in Autism (funded through NAAR) University of Toronto Basic Science 2003
Motor Output & Mirror Cell Systems in Autism Studied by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (funded through NAAR) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Basic Science 2002
Neuroimaging of Young Children at High Risk for Autism (funded through NAAR) Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science 2002
Altered Inhibitory Microcircuits in Autism (funded through NAAR) Weizmann Institute of Science Basic Science 2001 - 2003
Ongoing Development of a Multi-channel Diffuse Optical Tomography System for Evaluation of Language and Communication Disorders Georgetown University, Center for the Study of Learning Basic Science 2001
Neural Correlates of Phonological Processing in Autism: A MEG Investigation. (funded through NAAR) University of California at San Francisco Basic Science 2001
Cerebellar Circuitry in Autism (funded through NAAR) Boston University Medical School Basic Science 2000 - 2001
A Microscopical Study on the Neuroanatomical Abnormalities of Language-Related Cortical Areas in Autistic Patients (funded through NAAR) Universidad Miguel Hernandez Basic Science 2000 - 2001
Toward a Dyspraxic Subtype of Autism Spectrum Disorder (funded through NAAR) University of Wisconsin , Madison Basic Science 2000
Neurobiological Investigations of the Autistic Brain  The Autism Research Foundation Basic Science 1998