The Autism Science Foundation would like to thank you for making 2017 a year of full of accomplishments
for autism families!
Autism research can change lives. In 2017, you helped ASF continue to fund critically-needed autism research that will improve the lives of people with autism and their families. You also helped us get new scientific information about autism out to the people who need it. We could not do this work without you!
Please help us continue to serve the autism community by donating to our year-end campaign, Recipe4Hope.
In 2017, here is what your support helped accomplish:
· ASF-funded research helped explain why people with autism show less eye-contact, described how girls with autism hide their symptoms, and identified new treatment targets that regulate brain activity and social behavior.
· We more than doubled our annual grant funding, awarding almost $1 million in new awards.
We provided funding
than any other private autism research organization
· We launched phase 2 of the Autism Sisters Project, providing grants to scientists to query our new database of
· We expanded enrollment in the Autism BrainNet, registering over 1000 new individuals to donate post-mortem brain tissue for research.
· ASF offered travel grants for stakeholders to attend major scientific conferences.
· We posted over 400 up-to-the-minute
news items on Facebook and Twitter, providing critical information for families about significant new scientific discoveries.
· ASF hosted 50 weekly science podcasts with more than 134,000 downloads, offering deeper explanation and context about autism
research news for families.
· We formed AGENDA, a coalition of genetically-defined autism advocacy groups, to foster collaboration.
We hope you join us in making 2018 an even better year for families touched by autism! Please donate today!