About Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to assisting parents and professionals concerned with autism. Autism is a nonprogressive neurologic disorder characterized by language and communication deficits, withdrawal from social contacts, and extreme reactions to changes in the immediate environment. ARI was founded in 1967 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 other interested individuals.