July 7, 2016
Apply for Pre & Post Doc Awards
IACC Seeking Input
How Chemicals Affect the Brain
INSAR Summer Institute
Happy Hour July 20
2015 Annual Report

Find us on Facebook 

Follow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTube 

View our photos on flickr 

Visit our blogJoin Our Mailing List!

Apply Now for Pre/Post Doc Grants
Applications Due Nov 18
Informational Call Sept
We are now accepting applications for Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships, as well as applications for Medical School "Gap" Year Research Fellowships, from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested  in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. 

ASF will hold an informational conference call regarding the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and medical school fellowship RFA on September 8, 2016. The call will outline best practices for completing the application. Participation on the conference call is NOT required for application. The call in number is: 866-906-9888 and the participant code is 2574613#

Make Fifty Nifty!
ASF President Alison Singer is turning 50!  

"I'm not at all excited about being fifty, but I'm super excited about our Autism Sisters Project, so rather than ignore my birthday (my first choice) our team decided to make it a fundraiser for the Autism Sisters Project" said Singer.    Donate here

The Autism Sisters Project is based on the idea that for many years, more males have been diagnosed with autism than females, but we don't know why. Science suggests that females may be protected in some way from autism. The Autism Sisters Project aims to build a large database of unaffected female siblings of people with autism to explore this potential "female protective effect".  

IACC Seeking Public Comment
on Autism Strategic Plan
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)  wants your input to help identify priority topics for inclusion in the 2016 IACC Strategic Plan for ASD .  

The new plan will cover research, services and policy issues related to the 7 questions covered in the IACC Strategic Plan.  Click here  to submit comments.

The comment period will be open through July 29, 2016 .

Get the Facts!  Join our July 11 Live Chat about 
How Chemicals Affect Brain Development
As part of a coalition known as Project TENDR, a group of scientists has put together a list of toxic chemicals known to affect brain development and increase risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD. 

ASF Chief Science Officer, Dr. Alycia Halladay, will host a live Q&A session on Facebook to review Project TENDR and explain more about how chemicals in our environment affect the developing brain on Monday July 11 at 3pm et. 

Register Now for Free INSAR Summer Webinars
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) is hosting a free series of weekly online seminars on the familial aspects of autism. Each seminar is on a Thursday and runs for 2 hours. These seminars are suitable for students and researchers interested in the current state of autism research. 

The next four dates and topics are:
July 7 (Today!):     Parent and Family-Led Interventions
July 14:                 Sex Differences in ASD
July 21:                 ASD in Adulthood
July 28:                 The Broader Autism Phenotype

Registration is free and open worldwide, but you must pre-register in order to participate. To learn more about this opportunity, view related resources, and register for the series visit:  http://www.autism-insar.org/research-opportunities/summer-institute2016  
July 20: NYC Happy Hour Kickoff for our annual
RIDE FAR (For Autism Research)

Our good friends at  The Malt House  in NYC have once again invited us to launch into our annual bicycle ride season with delicious food and beverages. This event is free!   Open bar for registered riders and crew!

We will have Ride FAR updates, including details on the new family friendly 4-mile route, as well as an update on how all the funds raised at the ride will support critically needed autism research.

Here are the details:
Wall Street Rides FAR Launch Party
Wednesday, July 20th5:30-7:30pm
The Malt House
9 Maiden Lane between Broadway and Nassau

Join us and please invite your friends! 
Our 2015 Annual Report is Now Online