4th Annual Day of Learning
Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Autism Science Foundation's 4th Annual Day of Learning on March 30, 2017.  Click here to register.

Join us for the autism community's fourth annual TED-style science conference. Breakfast and lunch will be served, followed by a festive dessert buffet. TED talks are thoughtful, 15-minute distillations of critical issues facing families, such as improving housing options for adults with autism, handling challenging sensory behaviors, improving communication between parents and teachers, and understanding autism's female protective effect.

The conference will feature the following talks:
  • Autism Research: Where Are We Now? - Dr. Wendy Chung (Simons Foundation)
  • Housing Options for Adults with Autism - Amy Lutz (EASI Foundation)
  • Improving Communication Between Parents of Children with Autism and Teachers - Dr. David Mandell (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Developing Clinical Biomarkers - Dr. James McPartland - (Yale University)
  • Understanding Modifiable Autism Risk Factors - Dr. Craig Newschaffer (Drexel University)
  • Helping People with Autism Develop Practical Skills - Dr. Celine Saulnier (Emory University)
  • Understanding the Female Protective Effect - Dr. Donna Werling (University of California, San Francisco)
Undergraduate Summer Research Grant Applications Due Today

We are currently accepting applications for Undergraduate Summer Research Grants fromhighly qualified undergraduates interested in pursuing basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorder. Applications are  TODAY, February 13, 2017.

Awards of $3,000 will be made directly to the university sponsoring the research. Of this, the university must pay $2,500 directly to the student as a stipend.

Learn more about ASF Undergraduate Summer Research Grants here  and  click here to view the full RFA .
Apply for a Research Accelerator Grant

We are currently accepting applications for Research Accelerator Grants. These grants are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress or increase the efficiency of active autism research grants. Applications are due by  April 3, 2017.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to enhance, expand and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF). Staff salary may be covered by this award. 

Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference
Hosted by the Els for Autism Foundation

This two day scientific conference at The Els Center of Excellence will feature renowned leaders in autism research, government, and service provision. Speakers include two members of the ASF Scientific Advisory Board: Drs. Catherine Lord and Ami Klin.

The conference will be held on April 28 and 29, 2017 in Jupiter, FL. Click here to register now.
Free Webinar with Dr. Mark Zylka on Monday, March 13, 2017
"Focusing on Candidate Epigenetically Regulated Genes to Study Gene/Environment"

Mark Zylka, PhD
Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator
Director, UNC Neuroscience Center
Professor, Cellular Biology & Physiology

Dr. Zylka will share recent research on the gene UBE3A, a key player in Angelman Syndrome, and fungicides as risk for autism. He will also include how shared pathways may play a key role in gene/environment interactions in autism.
Supported by the Escher Fund for Autism, Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation

Panel discussion and comment by:  Valerie Hu, PhD, George Washington University
Moderated by: Mat Pletcher, PhD, Autism Speaks, and Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Science Foundation

Time will be allotted for an open question and answer period.

This webinar is free to join. 
Click here to register.