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The International Center for Autism Research and Education (Icare4autism)

March 23, 2011 15:00 ET

Support Pledged in ICare4autism Tribute Lunch on Capitol Hill

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4autism), a New York City-based non-profit organization, announced the support of a diverse group of Congressional leaders, and a leading private philanthropist, for its plan to create the world's first Global Autism Center on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel. 

The support was pledged at a tribute lunch in the historic Lyndon B. Johnson Room of the United States Senate on March 16th. Attendees included Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Representatives Ted Deutch (D-Fla), Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and J. Morton Davis, Chairman of D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corporation. 

The Global Autism Center's mission is to catalyze breakthrough innovation in autism research and treatment by driving powerful multidisciplinary collaborations among the world's leading investigators, educators and clinicians. The Center is supported by Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat, and ICare4autism has launched a four-year campaign to raise the $50,000,000 needed to complete the project.

When it opens in 2014, the Center's 5-acre campus will feature:

Commenting on the Global Autism Center, Senator Lieberman said, "The work of ICare4autism fills me with admiration. Its vision of global collaboration to improve the lives of children and their parents is magnificent." 

Senator Lautenberg noted "The Global Autism Center will join the other great medical institutions of Mt. Scopus in transforming lives for the better."

Mr. Davis remarked, "I'm grateful to all who join me to support the vital work of ICare4autism as it strives to achieve the cure for autism."

Joshua Weinstein said, "We at ICare4autism are deeply moved by the support of so many visionary leaders. Together, our efforts will improve the lives of millions children and their families." 

For information about ICare4autism's Global Autism Center in Jerusalem, please contact: krobinson@Icare4autism.org
Or visit www.icare4autism.org on the web. 

About ICare4autism

The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4autism) was founded by Joshua Weinstein in 2004, to catalyze and drive collaborations among institutions around the world seeking to discover the etiology of autism, searching for biologic and environmental causes, and, ultimately, better methods of detecting and treating autism.

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