Everyone deserves a bright future. A diagnosis of autism shouldn’t change that.

Colleen McFarland, 22, has Asperger’s syndrome. Through the years, her family and the Mass General Lurie Center for Autism have helped her face the many challenges that a child with an autism spectrum diagnosis encounters. Now, as Colleen enters adulthood, her parents are relying on the Lurie Center for Autism to help Colleen become more independent.

Every patient visit to the Lurie Center requires a philanthropic subsidy of approximately $100. With nearly 6,500 visits annually, the need for your support has never been greater. Give to the Lurie Center and invest in the future of children and adults face the challenges of autism spectrum disorders every day.

Support the Lurie Center for Autism

Help ensure a bright future for all. Give today and triple your impact on autism.

Donate Now

The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation is doubling donations to the Lurie Center. If we are able to reach our $2.5 million goal, the foundation will donate $5 million — resulting in a total of $7.5 million to advance our clinical and research initiatives aimed squarely at helping individuals with autism.
At the Lurie Center, doctors and therapists are providing the best comprehensive care and support to patients with autism spectrum disorders — throughout the course of their lives.

Mass General’s Groundbreaking Autism Research

Christopher J. McDougle, director of the Lurie Center for Autism, is leading an investigation into the effect of inflammation in the brain and whether there is a link between autism and autoimmune disorders, like multiple sclerosis and lupus. This research was made possible by Bob and Donna Landreth, of Midland, Texas, who pledged $5 million to Mass General to take on the project, which holds the potential for a major breakthrough. Learn more about the project.

Triple your impact on autism. For every $1 you donate, the Lurie Center will receive an additional $2.
Learn more about how you can support the Lurie Center Contact Anne MacLean, Director of Development at acmaclean@partners.org or 617-643-0463.Learn more about the Lurie Center at www.luriecenter.org