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Autism Society of America Foundation (ASAF)
A fund-raising organization founded in 1996 by the AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA, the largest and oldest organization representing people with AUTISM. The ASAF was established to raise and allocate funds for research to address the many unanswered questions about autism.
The ASAF has implemented action on several autism research priorities, such as developing up-to-date statistics; developing a national registry of individuals and families with autism who are willing to participate in research studies; and implementing a system to identify potential donors of autism brain tissue for research purposes and facilitating the donation process. In addition, the foundation contributes money for applied and biomedical research in the causes of and treatment approaches to autism.