$418K Raised for Autism Research

Over 300 people participated in the 2019 Ride FAR at Saxon Woods Park.

Our thanks to all the committed and passionate riders, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors who made the fifth annual Wall Street Rides FAR the most successful year yet! 

Hundred's of supporters came out to enjoy  perfect fall weather while helping make a real difference in the  autism  community.

Ride FAR Chair Bryan Harkins, ASF President Alison Singer and Ride FAR Chair Melissa Moo Harkins
Over $418,000 was raised to support ASF's scientific initiatives.

Check out all the beautiful photos from the big day  HERE (Password: FAR19)

We can't wait to see everyone again at next year's ride on Saturday, October 3, 2020!

Day of Learning Launches on West Coast 

On October 17 ASF brought its successful Day of Learning program out west! After five successful years in New York City, we have expanded this educational program to San Francisco. 

Our featured TED-style talks focused on serving the adult community, bringing new interventions into schools, working with startup companies to build products for our families, understanding the female protective effect in autism, and developing new evidence-based treatments. 

Thank you to all who joined us for an amazing day,  and  don't forget to Save the Date for our next   Day  of  Learning on March 31, 2020 in New York!

Our Day of Learning Presenters and ASF Board Members

Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts on 
Research Participation 

Have you ever participated in an autism study? How was it? If you have never enrolled in a study, why not? We want to understand what drives people to participate and what makes them quit. Your feedback will help us help scientists develop better studies that are positive experiences for participants.

Click HERE to take the brief survey. All participants will be entered for the chance to win an iPad. 

Apply Now for 2020 Predoctoral, Postdoctoral and 
Medical School Gap Year Fellowships

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its 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. The full Request for Applications can be found    HERE.

ASF will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research including  but not limited to:  human behavior across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders), neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging), pharmacology, behavioral intervention, neuropathology, genetics and gene/environment interactions, epigenetics, genomics, epigenomics, immunology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, studies employing model organisms and systems, and studies of treatment and service delivery.

Special consideration will be given to projects focusing on traditionally under-researched populations (especially those with severe autism), medical comorbidities of autism, genetically-defined subtypes of autism, and studies  of families with a high probability of receiving a diagnosis.

Applications are due December 2, 2019 5:00 pm EST.