October 14, 2016
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Ride FAR Success
Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships
Upcoming Webinar
Rockland Autism Symposium

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Ride FAR raises 250k for Autism Research
 
The Autism Science Foundation's 2nd Annual Ride FAR (For Autism Research) raised an incredible $256,631 to support autism research. Tremendous thanks to all the riders, donors, sponsors, volunteers and family members who made the day a huge success. Special thanks to our event chairs, Melissa and Bryan Harkins.




All funds raised through this event will support ASF's science programs, including the Autism Sisters Project and our Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs. Learn more here.
Apply Now for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships

ASF is currently accepting applications for Pre and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

Applications are due on December 1, 2016 by 5:00PM EST. Additional questions about proposal submission, proposal content and review, or applicant eligibility should be addressed to Casey Gold, Director of Operations, Autism Science Foundation (cgold@autismsciencefoundation.org).
 

Join us TODAY at Noon EDT for a Free Webinar:
"Epilepsy and Autism Seen Through the Brain"

Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste of UCLA  is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. On the webinar, she will discuss the epidemiology and clinical features of people with autism and epilepsy.
Dr. Menassa of the University of Oxford is a Postdoctoral Researcher whose research focuses on the materno-fetal interface and how extrinsic factors during pregnancy can affect fetal neurodevelopment. On the webinar, he will discuss a brain tissue study looking at glial cells in people with autism and/or epilepsy. 
This webinar is FREE to join but registration is required.

Register for the Rockland Autism Symposium

The 11th Annual Rockland Autism Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Pearl River, NY.  The Autism Science Foundation is proud to sponsor this event for the seventh year running.

The Symposium will feature an exciting lineup including:
   
Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD, Executive Director of EPIC school
   John Constantino, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
   Amy Lutz, Executive Director of the EASI Foundation
   James W. Bodfish, PhD, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
   John Maltby, MS, Director of the Community Support Network at WIHD

To learn more about this event, please click here.