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Published and informal research indicates that a person not receiving effective and intense ASD treatments and intervention will accumulate a lifetime average cost of $2-$3 million. Research has shown that children who receive intensive interventions especially during the earlier years of their lives (below age 6) are more likely to live a more independent and functional life.
At CARE Foundation, we support low-income autism families to receive autism services and therapies for their children including but not limited to funding their autism therapy sessions, drugs & medications, evaluation/diagnosis, service dogs, autism summer camps, lawyer and advocacy fees to protect the rights of children & anything related to improving the lives of children with autism.
Many families with kids on the autism spectrum would eventually fall into separation or divorce. Majority of these mothers suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-efficacy, and lack of self-confidence.
The second mission of CARE Foundation is to provide parental autism awareness and trainings, parental support groups either through older parents of kids with ASDs helping newly diagnosed parents or through professional (e.g. family therapists) guidance, support, and advice.
These would help these families find the best way to deal with the situation and eventually be able to live a happy life together.
Regardless of the fact that the prevalence of autism has increased at an astonishing rate from 1 in 5000 in 1975 to 1 in 68 in 2014, research on autism lags behind that of other psychiatric disorders and medical conditions.
To date, no preventive strategies have demonstrated consistent benefits and no treatments have proven widely efficacious in treating the core symptoms of ASD. Autism research is essential in producing increasing yields in terms of understanding the genetics and environmental causes, prevention, early diagnosis, epidemiology, as well as treatment of ASD.
At CARE Foundation, we provide funding for innovative projects & research that hold considerable promise for significantly improving the lives of those affected by autism. In support of that mission we support all areas of related basic and clinical research including but not limited to the autism diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment. Unless we find the causes of autism as soon as possible, autism soon will be a national crisis. Therefore, we strongly encourage scholars whose areas of research are related to the “causes” of autism to apply.