Saw this on the web tonight and thought I'd share:
Royal Arch Masons Present Autism Speaks with $100,000 Royal Arch Research Assistance Grant
(Media-Newswire.com) - NEW YORK, N.Y. ( November 16, 2011 ) -- On Thursday, November 10, the General Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International presented Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism research and advocacy organization, with a $100,000 Royal Arch Research Assistance ( RARA ) grant in support of the Autism Speaks early diagnosis and early intervention initiative to investigate auditory processing disorders in children with autism.
The Royal Arch Research Assistance (RARA), as described in one of my introductory posts on York Rite Freemasonry, is the charity provided by the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International. Much of their work has surrounded assisting research on auditory disorders.