Current support for the Autism Genome Project (AGP) comes from grants from Autism Speaks (USA), Genome Canada (Canada), The Health Research Board (Ireland), The Hilibrand Foundation (USA), and The Medical Research Council (UK).
We thank the numerous agencies that fund the individual AGP sites. The Autism Genetics Cooperative thanks Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR Grant 11350 to PS), Catherine and Maxwell Meighan Foundation, Fondation de France, Fondation France Télécom, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (MH066673 to JDB; MH55135 to Susan E. Folstein; MH52708 to N. Risch [University of California, San Francisco]; MH061009 to JSS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NS042165 to JH; NS026630 and NS036738 to MAP-V; NS049261 to JSS; NS043550 to THW), Swedish Science Council, Seaver Autism Research Foundation and The Centre for Applied Genomics (Toronto). SWS is an Investigator of the CIHR. ADP holds the Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases. JDB holds the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Research Professorship.
The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange is a program of Autism Speaks and is supported, in part, by the National Institute of Mental Health (MH64547 to DHG).
The Autism Genome Project gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the families who participated in this study. We also thank Dr. John Blangero for comments on a previous version of this manuscript.
The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange Consortium gratefully acknowledges the resources provided by the participating families.
The Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEA) and Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) thank the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HD35465 and HD055782 - EMW, GD, GDS, AE, JM), NIMH (MH069359), the National Center for Research Resources (M01-RR00064 to Utah/CPEA), and the Utah Autism Foundation.
The International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium thanks INCORE (Integrating Cooperation Research across Europe), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, EC 6th Framework AUTISM MOLGEN (LSHM-CT-2005-512158), Nancy Lurie Marks (NLM) Foundation, BIOMED 2 (CT-97-2759), EC Fifth Framework (QLG2-CT-1999-0094), Telethon-Italy (GGP030227), Janus Korczak Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Fondation France Telecom, Conseil Regional Midi-Pyrenees, Danish Medical Research Council, Sofiefonden, Beatrice Surovell Haskells Fond for Child Mental Health Research of Copenhagen, Danish Natural Science Research Council (9802210), and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (MO1 RR06022, K05 MH01196, K02 MH01389, U19 HD35482, P50 HD55751). AJB is the Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry.
The AGP Dublin sites thank the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Wellcome Trust.
The AGP Indiana University site (USA) thanks NIMH U10 MH66766-02S1 and Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions.
Members of the Autism Genome Project Consortium in alphabetical order: Anthony J. Bailey, Gillian Baird, Christopher Bartlett, Agatino Battaglia, Tom Berney, Catalina Betancur, Sven Bölte, Patrick F. Bolton, Jessica Brian, Susan E. Bryson, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Rita M. Cantor, Edwin H. Cook, Hilary Coon, Christina Corsello, Michael L. Cuccaro, Kenneth L. Davis, Geraldine Dawson, Maretha de Jonge, Bernie Devlin, Sean Ennis, Annette Estes, Eric Fombonne, Christine M. Freitag, Louise Gallagher, Daniel H. Geschwind, John Gilbert, Michael Gill, Christopher Gillberg, Jeremy Goldberg, Andrew Green, Jonathan Green, Stephen J. Guter, Jonathan L. Haines, Joachim Hallmayer, Vanessa Hus, Sabine M. Klauck, Olana Korvatska, Janine A. Lamb, Magdalena Laskawiec, Marion Leboyer, Ann Le Couteur, Bennett L. Leventhal, Catherine Lord, Linda Lotspeich, Elena Maestrini, William Mahoney, Carine Mantoulan, Helen McConachie, Christopher J. McDougle, William M. McMahon, Judith Miller, Anthony P. Monaco, Jeff Munson, John I. Nurnberger Jr., Guiomar Oliveira, Katerina Papanikolaou, Jeremy R. Parr, Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Andrew Pickles, Joseph Piven, David J. Posey, Annemarie Poustka, Fritz Poustka, Katy Renshaw, Wendy Roberts, Bernadette Roge, Michael L. Rutter, Jeff Salt, Gerard D. Schellenberg, Stephen W. Scherer, Val C. Sheffield, James S. Sutcliffe, Ann P. Thompson, John Tsiantis, Herman Van Engeland, Astrid M. Vicente, Veronica J. Vieland, Fred Volkmar, Simon Wallace, Thomas H. Wassink, Ellen M. Wijsman, Kerstin Wittemeyer, and Lonnie Zwaigenbaum.
From the University Department of Psychiatry (AJB, MLa, JRP, KR, SW), Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK; Newcomen Centre (GB), Guy's Hospital, London, UK; Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine (CBa, VJV), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Stella Maris Institute (AB), Department of Child and Adolescent Neurosciences, Pisa, Italy; Child and Adolescent Mental Health (TB, ALC, HM), University of Newcastle, Sir James Spence Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; INSERM U513 (CBe), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie des Kindes-und Jugendalters (SB, FP), J.W. Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (PFB), Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; Autism Research Unit (JB, WR), The Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pediatrics and Psychology (SEB), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Seaver Autism Research Center (JDB, KLD), Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York; Department of Human Genetics (RMC), University of California - Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California; Institute for Juvenile Research (EHC, SJG, BLL, JS), Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Psychiatry Department (HC, WMM, JM), University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah; Autism and Communicative Disorders Center (CC, VH, CL), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Miami Institute of Human Genomics (MLC, JG, MAP-V), University of Miami, Miami, Florida; Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry (GD, AE, JM), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Child Psychiatry (MdJ, HVE), University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (BD), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; School of Medicine and Medical Science University College (SE, AG), Dublin, Ireland; Division of Psychiatry (EF), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CMF), Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany; Discipline of Psychiatry (LG, MG), School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Neurology (DHG), University of California - Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CG), Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (JGo, APT), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Academic Department of Child Psychiatry (JGr), Booth Hall of Children's Hospital, Blackley, Manchester, UK; Center for Human Genetics Research (JLH), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development (JH, LL), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (SMK, AP), Molekulare Genomanalyse, Heidelberg, Germany; Department of Medicine (OK), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (JAL), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; INSERM U481 (MLe), Department of Psychiatry, Groupe hospitalier Henri Mondor-Albert Chenevier, AP-HP, Créteil, France; Department of Biology (EM), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Department of Pediatrics (WM), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Centre d'Eudes et de Recherches en Psychopathologie (CM, BR, KW), University de Toulouse Le Miral, Toulouse, France; Department of Psychiatry (CJM, JIN, DJP), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (APM), Headington, Oxford, UK; Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra (GO), Coimbra, Portugal; University Department of Child Psychiatry (KP, JT), Athens University, Medical School, Agia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece; Department of Medicine (AP), School of Epidemiology and Health Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Department of Psychiatry (JP), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (MLR), Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK; Veterans Affairs, Department of Medicine (GDS), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Centre for Applied Genomics and Program in Genetics and Genome Biology (SWS), The Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Department of Pediatrics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Carver College of Medicine (VCS), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Center for Molecular Neuroscience (JSS), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge/Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (AMV), Lisboa, Portugal; Child Study Centre (FV), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Department of Psychiatry (THW), Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa; Department of Biostatistics and Medicine (EMW), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and Department of Pediatrics (LZ), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.