Our mission is to catalyze the breakthrough innovations required to tackle the global autism crisis.
Our Global Autism Center in Jerusalem will enable us to convene and support an interdisciplinary global community of researchers, educators and advocates; drive the research needed to discover the etiology of autism and its biologic and environmental causes; and create opportunities for powerful collaborations that will bring better methods of detection and treatment to patients and their families all over the world.
Recently, Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat invited ICare4Autism to create the world’s first global autism center on a five acre site adjoining the Hebrew University Campus on Mt. Scopus. This invitation comes at a time when we are confronted by nothing less than a worldwide autism crisis, which is growing exponentially.
At ICare4Autism, we believe that successfully tackling that crisis will take the combined efforts of a global community of researchers, educators and advocates that cuts across institutional, cultural and political borders.
We have accepted the invitation because the International Autism Center in Jerusalem represents an unparalleled opportunity to convene, enable and empower that community.
The Center’s Four Core Program Elements
- Research Institute, a global research center
- Model School, applying the latest research to meet the educational needs of autistic students
- Academy, the world’s first advanced professional school of autism studies
- Foundation, engaging a global community of scientists, educators and advocates
We are also excited to bring the students of the Global Autism Center our Comprehensive Autism Workforce Development Initiative.