|IMFAR Travel Grantees Bring Back Knowledge to Their Communities|
Thank you to the ASF-funded IMFAR 2012 Travel Grantees who worked hard over three days to collect and share some of the best new science and discoveries from the conference. Check out their collected learnings - Day 1
, Day 2
and Day 3
. The Travel Grantees are now working on their individual projects to share the knowledge gained at IMFAR with their own community.
|NYC-area Residents: Sign Up for our Survey of Services Needs of Young Adults with Autism|
|ASF, in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York, is launching a survey to better understand the services needs of young adults with autism in the New York metropolitan area.
The survey, designed in collaboration with the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will gather data from three groups; independent adults 18-35 with autism, parents of independent adults with autism, and parents of adults with autism who are under guardianship. The goal is to learn more about what leads individuals with autism to have a meaningfully engaged day.
The surveys will be released in September. To participate or to receive updates about this project, send us an email
indicating which of the three survey groups best describes your family situation.
|Welcome to our Summer Associates and Interns|
| Max Rolison is a sophomore at Yale University. He is working towards a degree in the neuroscience track in psychology. He has volunteered for the Autism Science Foundation since its founding in 2009. Max also works at the Yale Child Study Center under the guidance of Drs. James McPartland and Kevin Pelphrey. Max is the president of the undergraduate organization Yale for Autism Awareness. In 2008 he founded the Scarsdale High School autism awareness club, which became ASF's first high school level student club. firstname.lastname@example.org Ben Rimland
is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in political science and art history. This is Ben
's second summer at ASF. Ben
's responsibilities center around legislative efforts on behalf of the ASD community. Ben
has a brother, Jake, who has autism. email@example.comSam Bauman
will be a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall, having just completed his senior year at the Horace Mann School. He plans to study physics and mathematics. Right now he is helping the Autism Science Foundation reconfigure its donor database.
|June Events Raise Funds and Awareness|
|AML Bikers for Autism Science Foundation - Real and virtual riders alike jumped on their motorcycles to raise money for autism research at the AML Bikers for the Autism Science Foundation Ride on Monday, June 4. The 100 mile ride along the coast of Long Island to the Montauk Lighthouse, a national historic landmark, raised over $24,000. A BIG thank you to Barry Koch for organizing this annual event. |
Seaver Autism Center -- UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF AUTISM: From Genes to Novel Therapeutics - ASF President Alison Singer was moderator at a lively presentation at the Seaver Autism Center for Research & Treatment entitled "UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF AUTISM: From Genes to Novel Therapeutics" on Monday, June 4. The event featured remarks from Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, Director, Seaver Autism Center, Dr. Alex Kolevzon, Clinical Director, Seaver Autism Center, and Dr. Latha Soorya, Chief Psychologist, Seaver Autism Center. The event gave parents and other stakeholders an insider's view of new treatment research taking place at the Seaver Center.