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Statement: MU Thompson Center for Autism Warns Public of Fraudulent Fundraising

March 10th, 2016

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders has been made aware of fraudulent door-to-door solicitations from individuals allegedly selling magazine subscriptions on behalf of the Thompson Center. The people selling these subscriptions are not associated with the Thompson Center or the University of Missouri. Anyone who is approached with this solicitation should refuse to purchase a subscription and alert local authorities.

“The Thompson Center does not raise money through selling subscriptions of any kind or from going door-to-door,” said Stephen Kanne, associate professor and executive director of the Thompson Center for Autism. “People who wish to support the Thompson Center financially can make donations directly at”