BioAutism is a Health Promotion Charity (HPC) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in Australia. Our objective is to help fund research into the underlying causes of autism so that in the future we may all benefit from improved diagnosis and treatments. BioAutism advocates for more funding in this area. It is the also only charity in Australia solely dedicated to supporting autism research.
BioAutism raises funds to support autism research. We make small grants to researchers undertaking discrete studies and we support research oganisations such as the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) with more significant long term funding.
BioAutism has strong ties to the research community through its dedicated Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). This enables it to facilitate collaborative research between research bodies. An excellent example of this is the 'Loss of skills' research project which is being coordinated by MCRI but involves researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital.
The US body known as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly measures the incidence of autism in the US. Its last assessment was in 2018 and it estimated that 1 in 59 children have been diagnosed with autism in the US of which 1 in 37 were male and 1 in 151 female.
BioAutism relies completely on volunteers and funds its lean operations through events and business sponsors. This ensures that 100% of donations made through this website go directly towards funding autism research.