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In Minnesota, we have funded over $313,000 in these areas and nationwide over $130 million in grants through 2014. These grant monies are designed to produce significant findings that will be reported in peer-reviewed journals and lead to additional research support from government or other funding agencies. The investment in these research grants alone has been leveraged into nearly $153 million in NIH and other funding for the continuation of these scientific studies. Recent Projects in Minnesota Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarships Awarded To 45 Camps Across The Country - including Minnesota (April 14, 2011) – Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Program, which will provide 45 camps with funding to offer scholarships to campers with autism. A total of $170,000 will give hundreds of individuals with autism the opportunity to have a summer camp experience this year. Click HERE for additional information. 

The 10 Best Places to Live if You have Autism Autism Speaks Releases Results of First Online Community Survey On Livability Issues for People with Autism and Their Families (April 1, 2011) – The greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas are among the 10 best places in America to live for people who have autism, according to the results of an online survey released today – the first day of Autism Awareness Month and the eve of World Autism Awareness Day – by Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Northern New Jersey, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and Milwaukee are also among the top 10 listed. The survey also found that nearly 75% of respondents were not satisfied with their community's resources and services for people with autism. Among the states faring worst in the survey, in terms of the percentage of negative responses from that state, were Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and California. Click HERE for additional information. Autism Speaks Collaborates on Prevalence Investigation of Autism in the Somali Population in Minneapolis (January 18, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the Somali population located in Minneapolis, Minn. Autism Speaks is contributing funding to this project to be initiated in early 2011. 

The Autism Speaks funding will allow rapid deployment of the project. Click HERE for additional information. In Minnesota, Autism Speaks has funded a Family Services grant for $20,000 to THE PACER CENTER for Visual Strategies Workshop series. 2011 Minnesota Walk Now for Autism Speaks This year's walk in Minnesota will be held at the Mall of America. Check out the walk webpage HERE. We invite you to join us in our efforts to better the lives of our loved ones affected by autism. Please take a moment to find out more about participating in national advocacy efforts, local community resources, upcoming events, and ways to get involved.