The city of Utica is finding the cause for Autism.

Five medical institutions will collaborate on research: Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), the Kelberman Center, Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy PLLC (AAPSA), and Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP). 

Medical professionals want to identify more causes of autism, so they need to do more research. They’re reaching beyond Utica; they want to gather blood samples from all over the country.

”We have a world class lab here in our small city and we have a world class autism organization in our small city," said Doctor Michael Kelberman. "The opportunity to get the right individuals together to marry these efforts together is very exciting”

The research will revolve around finding preventative and diagnostic solutions.