Scientific Leaders in Autism Research 
 Meet to Decide Next Steps

Members of the BSRC, together with representatives from the Autism Science Foundation, Autism Speaks, and the Simons Foundation, met to develop new research projects with high impact, real-life implications. 
This week, the Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) met in Chicago, Illinois. This international group of researchers and 
clinicians is committed to improving the lives of families affected by  autism by trying to understand the very earliest behavioral and biological features of ASD. 

The BSRC is committed to integrating cutting-edge technologies, like measures of brain activity and genetic profiling, into clinical practice in order to provide solutions for families seeking a diagnosis for young children. BSRC research also addresses uncovering the earliest features of autism so that scientists can diagnose autism sooner and intervene earlier, in some cases before behavioral symptoms even emerge. This recent meeting allowed them to plan out research to address questions that can only be answered through collaboration.

ASF's Chief Science Officer, Dr. Alycia Halladay, serves as the program officer for the BSRC, and ASF funds the shared database that serves as the basis for most BSRC collaborations. 

You can learn more about the BSRC here
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Thank You for Applying!

Thank you to everyone who applied for ASF's Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards for  graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows . ASF received applications from scientists in a variety of fields interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. We look forward to reading these applications and funding the future of autism research.

Award notifications will be made in April 2019.