Our research projects are funded by federal grants, support from foundations and generous individuals who have a passionate commitment to children’s healthy and successful development, and university-internal grants. This generous support makes our work to better understand and provide support for the social, emotional, and learning needs of children, adolescents, and young adults possible.

We gratefully acknowledge our current major funders, including:

Federal Agencies

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is one of the National Institutes of Health (NICHD)

US Department of Education (DoE)

Institute for Education Sciences (IES)

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)


Past major funders include:

Foundations and Individuals

Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Searle

The William and Katherine Devers Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Krehbiel

The Children’s Foundation

The Dean and Rosemarie Buntrock Foundation

The McCormick Foundation

The William T. Grant Foundation

SFARI — Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative



Rush Translational Sciences Consortium

Schweppe — Armour bequest


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