Apply Now for 2019 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, medical comorbidities of autism, genetically-defined subtypes of autism, and studies  of families with a high probability of receiving a diagnosis.

The Autism Science Foundation will hold an informational webinar regarding this RFA on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm EST. The webinar will outline best practices for completing the application. Participation on the conference call is NOT required for application. Please register at the GoToWebinar link below:  

Application are due December 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.
ASF Hosts Focus Group on Wearable Technologies

On Monday, July 23, ASF hosted a focus group with Dr. Matthew Goodwin of Northeastern University, Dr. David Mandell of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Matthew Siegel of the Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative in Maine on the use of wearable devices in autism research. The group discussed the technology itself, the types of data collected, best ways to share data, and how the data can be used to predict and prevent aggressive and disruptive behavior in people with autism. The focus group allowed scientists, self-advocates, and parents to work together on ways to improve the use of these devices in autism research. 
Mark your calendar for the autism community's sixth annual TED-style science conference. TED talks are thoughtful, 15-minute distillations of critical issues. On March 27, 2019, Dr. Josh Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will kick-off the Day of Learning talks with an overview of the current state of autism research. 

Watch past Day of Learning talks here.
Volunteer for the Walk and Ride FAR this Fall!

Our Fourth Annual Wall Street Rides FAR (For Autism Research) will now include a 5K walk, perfect for all types of families and people who just don't like to bike. Want to help make the event both fun and safe for everyone? Volunteers make it possible! Show your support for autism science and join us in Westchester County on Saturday, October 13

Learn more and register for the event here. Volunteers sign up here 
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Your support makes ASF's scientific initiatives possible. Donations to ASF n ot only help to advance scientific progress, they give families challenged by autism the gift of hope. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today.