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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.

The NLM Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. For more information about our grantmaking process, please visit Our Process.

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NLMFF COVID-19 Response Grants The Arc of Massachusetts, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Lurie Center for Autism Community, Translational Science, Advocacy, Education & Social Policy 2020
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science, Basic Science 2020
Support to the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) to address the COVID -19 pandemic Harvard Medical School Translational Science 2020
A Collaborative Project on Communications in Autism: Uncovering Communication Potential in Minimally-Verbal ASD MGH Lurie Center for Autism, MGH Martinos Center for Brain Imaging, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Media Lab Translational Science, Translational Science 2020 - 2021
Sensory Functions in Autism Spectrum Disorders Thomas Jefferson University Translational Science 2019 - 2022
Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Autism State University of New York at Buffalo Translational Science 2016 - 2019
The Autism Inpatient Collection Autism & Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative, Spring Harbor Hospital Major Projects, Translational Science 2015 - 2018
Real-Time Modulation of Brain Oscillatory Activity as a Novel Treatment/Preventive Toll for Children with ASD and OCD MGH/HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital Translational Science 2015 - 2016
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Giving Epilepsy and Autistic Patients Increased Access to Pioneering Treatments Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science 2014
Career Development Award for Lindsay Oberman, Ph.D. Bradley Hospital/Brown University Career Development Awards, Translational Science 2013 - 2015
Phenotyping of the Severely Affected Autism Population: Developing a Research Platform for the Study and Treatment of the Severely Affected Autism Population Autism & Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC), Spring Harbor Hospital Translational Science 2013 - 2015
Anderson Laboratory Translational Autism Research Program Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science 2012 - 2015
Mobilized Technology for Rapid Screening and Clinical Prioritization of ASD Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School Translational Science 2012 - 2014
Treatment of Children with ASD and Epileptiform EEG with Divalproex Sodium Children’s Hospital Boston Translational Science 2012 - 2015
Using Auditory-Motor Mapping Training to Facilitate Speech Output in Nonverbal Children with Autism: An Intervention and Imaging Study Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science 2011 - 2013
Core Funding for the Institute on Communication and Inclusion Syracuse University, Institute on Communication and Inclusion Translational Science 2010 - 2011
Career Development Award for Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Career Development Awards, Translational Science 2010 - 2012
Language Development and Outcome in Children with Autism Massachusetts Institute of Technology Translational Science 2009 - 2011
Using Melodic Intonation to Facilitate Improvement in Language and Communication Skills in Autistic Children Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Linguistic Interactions of Autistic Boys in Different Facilitated Contexts Centro Studi Sulla Comunicazione Facilitata Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Subclinical Communications and Vocalizations in Autism: Investigation by Video/Audio Surveillance, Eye Movements, and Evoked Potentials Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Computerized Interventions to Promote Verbal Expression in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Massachusetts Institute of Technology Translational Science 2008 - 2009
ERP Based Communication Device for Nonverbal Children on the Autism Spectrum  Oregon Health and Science University Translational Science 2008 - 2011
In Your Own Voice: Personal Augmentative and Alternative Communication Voices for Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Oregon Health and Science University Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Olfactory and Other Novel Treatments for Autism The Regents of the University of California, Irvine Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Psychophysical and Speech Perception Studies in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders University of Cambridge Translational Science 2008 - 2010
Mirror Neuron System and Written Communication through Facilitated Communication in People with Autism: A Cortical Profile of Excitability and Inhibition by Means of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation University of Rome Tor Vergata Translational Science 2008 - 2009
Socially Assistive Robotics for Socialization and Communication Training in Children with Autism  University of Southern California Translational Science 2008 - 2009
The Neuroanatomical Origin of Severe Speech Impairment in Autism University of Wisconsin- Madison Translational Science 2008 - 2009
The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and Lurie Chair in Disability Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University Major Projects, Translational Science 2007 - ongoing
Improving Language Skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder by Modulating Prefrontal Activity Noninvasively Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Translational Science 2006 - 2010
Improving the Communication Capabilities of People with Autism Who Use Assisted Typing Through the Use of Mechanical Devices Massachusetts Institute of Technology Translational Science 2005 - 2007
Eye-Tracking and Facilitated Communication Nottingham Trent University Translational Science 2005 - 2007
Fostering Support of a Full Range of Communication Methods and Empowering Users of Facilitated Communication and other Augmentative and Alternative Communication Methods TASH Translational Science 2005
Stimulating Social Engagement Behaviors in Individuals with Autism University of Illinois, The Psychiatric Institute Translational Science 2005 - 2007
The Development of Language Comprehension in Children with Autism: A Longitudinal Study Using the Intermodal Preferential Looking Program (funded through NAAR)  University of Connecticut Translational Science 2002
Stimulating Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Neurological Approach University of Illinois, The Psychiatric Institute Translational Science 2002 - 2004
Engendering Change in the Movement and Communication Difficulties Experienced By Adults with Autism: A Dynamic Systems Approach Using Feldenkrais Movement Therapy Chapman University Translational Science 2001 - 2003
Facilitated Communication: A Systematic Observational Research Project Involving Fine-Grained Video Analysis and Eye Tracking (funded through NAAR) The Open University Translational Science 2001
A Two Year Study of Communication Options for People with Autism and Their Effects on Quality of Life Chapman University Translational Science 2000 - 2002
Precursors of Joint Attention Skills in Autism and Related Conditions (funded through NAAR) Yale University Child Study Center Translational Science 2000 - 2001
Facilitated Communication with Young Adults: Issues and Transitions Lesley College Graduate School, Division of Educational Studies & Public Policy Translational Science 1992