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Autism Research Institute
4182 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
tel: (619) 281-7165
fax: (619) 563-6840
EIN: 95-2548452

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Board Leadership

Paul Hardy


Stephen M. Edelson
Executive Director

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Health : Medical Research

Autism Research Institute

Autism Is Treatable

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(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 92.92 4 stars
  Financial 90.00 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Program Expenses Growth -18.7%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Autism Research Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 12/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,127,699
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,127,699
   Program Service Revenue $9,055
Total Primary Revenue $1,136,754
   Other Revenue $180,083
TOTAL REVENUE $1,316,837
   Program Expenses $1,336,251
   Administrative Expenses $141,873
   Fundraising Expenses $51,238
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-212,525
Net Assets $3,801,858

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Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 12/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,943 10.78% Stephen M. Edelson Executive Director


The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 42,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.

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