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National Autism Center Provides Critical Autism Resource

Beneficiary of the U.S. Government’s 2014 Combined Federal Campaign

Randolph, Mass. — The National Autism Center is proud to be among the selected beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars each year for nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits in countries around the world.

The National Autism Center is internationally recognized for publication of the ground-breaking National Standards Report that established a set of standards for effective, research-validated educational and behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, the report is used as the go-to source of guidance for parents, caregivers, educators, and service providers, enabling them to make informed treatment decisions. It has been downloaded by individuals and families in all 50 states and from nearly 150 countries.

One hundred percent of the funds raised for the National Autism Center through the CFC campaign will go towards providing reliable information and comprehensive resources about effective, research-based treatment to families and communities. Funds will also support the Center as it conducts applied research and develops training and service models for practitioners.

In early 2015, the National Autism Center will release a review and analysis of treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on research conducted in the field from 2007 to 2012. This will provide an update to the summary of empirical treatment literature (published in the National Standards Report in 2009) and will include studies evaluating treatments for adults (22+), which have never been systematically evaluated before now.

From now until December 15, federal, civilian, postal, and military donors can designate the National Autism Center to receive a campaign gift by writing the Center’s charity identification number (CIN) on pledge forms. The National Autism Center is listed by its DBA (doing business as) name, “Autism Research Center – Family Support, Diagnostics, and Advocacy for Effective Treatment,” with the CFC pledge number 39406.

The National Autism Center has been voted one of the Best Independent Charities of America by the Children’s Medical Charities of America Federation. It also earned the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, awarded to only 0.2% of the one million charities operating in the U.S. today.

“We are honored to be included in this very powerful campaign that generates millions of dollars each year to improve the quality of life for so many,” says Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of the National Autism Center. “The number of individuals being diagnosed with autism continues to increase at an alarming rate. Our participation in the CFC will strengthen our ability to provide vital, research-based information to individuals with autism and their families around the country and beyond.”

View a video about the work being done at the National Autism Center.

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