Autism and pervasive developmental disorders

Contact programme

Contact programme


Why is it important?

Autism and the pervasive developmental disorders to which it belongs currently affect 300,000-500,000 people in France according to the national ethics committee. Faced with this disease, parents often feel helpless, discouraged and obliged to make major sacrifices.

Autism: 10 years of concerted efforts

In 2009, the Fondation de France published a brochure retracing a decade of support for autism research. Download this brochure, which presents 10 key projects that are helping to advance research.