ASF Wins 2019 Top-Rated Award from

The Autism Science Foundation has received GreatNonprofits' "Top-Rated Nonprofit" Award for the seventh consecutive year. 

This award is especially meaningful because it is based on reviews from the community.  Thank you for your ongoing support of the Autism Science Foundation.  

Day of Learning West Videos Now Live

After five successful years in New York City, ASF expanded its Day of Learning educational program to San Francisco.

Videos from the TED-style talks are now LIVE! Learn more about new products and devices being developed for people with autism; how to work with schools to deliver interventions; and why more females are diagnosed with autism compared to males. There's lots of great content from the top names in autism science. 

View the videos here:
Don't forget to save the date for our next Day of Learning in NYC: 
March 31, 2020

ASF Sponsors Rockland Autism Symposium 
for 10th Consecutive Year 

The Autism Science Foundation was proud to sponsor the Rockland Autism Symposium for the 10th consecutive year. 

The Rockland County Autism Symposium is an annual day-long learning event for special education teachers, regular education teachers, parents and other stakeholders. Each year, presenters are researchers, officials, and professionals that speak on the most current topics regarding autism.

This year ASF Chief Science Officer, Dr. Alycia Halladay, gave a presentation with Dr. Matthew Lerner, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Stony Brook University, entitled "Getting People with Autism to Work; What Teachers Need to Know."  The presentation was based on the Employment Policy Brief published last year, written in part by Drs. Halladay and Lerner.  You can download it here.

Over 600 people attended the Rockland Symposium in Pearl River, NY

New Study on CBD and Autism Enrolling Families

Families interested in the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for treatment of their own or their child's autism symptoms may want to consider enrolling in a new scientific research study at New York University. 

The study is currently enrolling families affected by both autism and high levels of irritability.  People will be enrolled for about 3 months and have access to either CBD or a control treatment.   

To learn more about the study or to see if you qualify, please email

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.