Since 1977, Codilis & Associates has provided high-quality legal advice to the mortgage lending and real estate industries in Chicagoland and beyond. Owner Ernest Codilis, Jr. and his staff of experienced attorneys contribute to a variety of philanthropic causes, including Autism Speaks.
Advocating for the rights of children on the autism spectrum, Autism Speaks supports research into causes of autism and best-practice interventions. The organization also conducts extensive public education to make sure the needs of families with an autistic loved one remain part of the national conversation.
Autism Speaks maintains the Autism Treatment Network, which concentrates on facilitating access to healthcare services. The organization’s Global Autism Public Health program goes even further by extending autism-related services to people living in under-resourced areas.
Among Autism Speaks’ other notable initiatives is the MSSNG (pronounced “missing”) program, which represents a groundbreaking partnership with Google to establish a comprehensive genetic database focused on autism. MSSNG has succeeded in sequencing thousands of entire familial genomes of people affected by the autism spectrum.