Mission of the Foundation
The Utah Autism Foundation
is a non-profit organization formed to identify
and support research on both a local and national
level into the cause, prevention, and potential
treatment of autism.
foundation was started by David R. Spafford and
his wife Susan, after their son Joey was diagnosed
with autism, a severe cognitive disorder that
affects approximately one out of every 166 children
in the United States.
Utah Autism Foundation is dedicated to giving
researchers the resources they need to discover
the definitive causes of autism and give hope
to children and families coping with this little-understood