Give a buck for autism research

Give a buck for autism research

Give a buck for autism research

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June 23 2011 10:50 AM

Give a buck for autism research

A few months ago I posted about the Autism Science Foundation: an organization that funds real research into autism. We don't know what causes autism, but ongoing research is making progress, and ASF is helping support that.

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For today only, they are featured on the Philanthroper home page. Philanthroper is a group that helps raise money one dollar at a time. I like this idea. Giving a dollar isn't all that hard for a lot of people, and the process is pretty painless: if you have a buck and a Paypal account, it takes less than a minute.

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A lot of time, money, and effort is being wasted looking into a connection between vaccines and autism when we know no such connection exists. I'm glad there are groups out there trying to find the real causes, and that's why I already donated to ASF.