Barack Obama’s letter to IMFAR 2014

The White House

May 7, 2014

I send greeting to all those attending the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

Millions around the world live on the autism spectrum, including 1 out of every 68 American children. Those affected are our family members and friends, colleagues and neighbors. We all can play a roe in supporting those living on the autism spectrum and their loved ones.

Occasions like the IMFAR provide a special opportunity to share the latest findings in the science of autism, which have the potential to improve the quality of life for those with autism. By uniting researchers from across the globe, events like this pave the way for breakthroughs in detection, intervention, and education that can help those affected better prepare for their bright future.

I thank the scientists and medical professionals advancing our understanding of the autism spectrum. I am deeply grateful to all those who dedicate themselves to promoting the health and well-being of others, and I wish everyone gathered all the best for a productive, rewarding event.

Barack Obama

2 responses to “Barack Obama’s letter to IMFAR 2014

  1. Mr. Obama has his nerve. The 1 out of 68 american children is not true. It only applies to the 2002 year birth cohort and if a child had anything at all in their school recorcds suggesting they might be autistic they were counted in that survey, whether or not they had a diagnosis of autism. Also, considering all the members of neurdoversity he’s appointed to goverment posts like John Robison and Ari Ne’eman he really does not care that I suffer.


  2. The current absence of established biological markers and other event uncertainties significantly complicates diagnoses of all psychiatric event’s dyscoordination.
    I personally, have published 3 novel, useful, papers on similar disorders without external funding, and now have no funding for further research.
    Former President Obama attempted to support NIMH, and other critical research, but, was usually stopped by the republicans.

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