The first grant realized from this partnership comes from The Autism Science Foundation (ASF)
Bancroft and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute have formed a research partnership, bringing together two powerful organizations with a goal of improving the lives of people living with autism. The research partnership will focus on healthcare and explore relationships between medical outcomes and autism. The first grant through this partnership was awarded by The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) to examine the relationship between self-injurious behavior and medical conditions in people with profound autism.
ASF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative autism research and supporting families facing autism, awarded four grants in its inaugural round of funding for projects addressing profound autism. The other awardees were: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Yale University.
“This is incredibly important research that will improve the lives of people with profound autism,” says Kettering. “For this population, basic medical care can be out of reach for a variety of reasons causing behaviors that could be prevented if underlying needs were met. Bancroft and our partners at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute would like to change that.”
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