Bernard Rimland - Autism Research Institute

Autism Research Institute

Autism cure movement
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In 1967, Rimland established the Autism Research Institute (ARI) - the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help via their * website. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries.

Another one-of-a-kind database that Rimland started was the “Parent Ratings of Biomedical Interventions”. Since 1967, over 26,000 parents have completed surveys indicating the extent to which various treatments helped their children. This information is on ARI’s site to help both parents of autistic children and physicians decide on a possible course of treatment.

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