Autism Society of America President Scott Badesch Joins Autism Science Foundation Board of Directors

We are thrilled to welcome Scott Badesch to the ASF Board of Directors. 

Badesch served as President of the Autism Society for over 10 years before announcing his retirement, effective January, 2020. He previously was President and CEO of the Autism Society of North Carolina, President and CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County, and CEO of the United Way of South Carolina. He has four children, including a son with autism.

"Scott is a strong and respected voice for excellence and urgency in the field of autism research", said Singer. "We are delighted that he will bring his expertise to ASF and help us expand our research agenda."

Register Today for the  Wall Street Rides FAR 
on October 5th

In just a few weeks, bike riders will be gathering at Saxon Woods Park in Westchester County, NY for the 5th annual  Wall Street Rides FAR  (For A utism Research). Join us for an amazing day of fun for the whole family. To get a glimpse of the experience, watch a quick video HERE.

Wall Street Ride FAR for Autism Research's 2019 Event Teaser!

There are beautiful, scenic routes for riders of all levels, including a short family friendly ride and 5K Family Trail Walk. Even non-experienced riders can participate! We can even rent a bike for you! 
Learn more or register now by clicking HERE!

Day of Learning Heads West; Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are selling out quickly for our first west coast Day of Learning in San Francisco. Join us on October 17th to hear leading scientists and entrepreneurs address critical issues in the autism community. Former NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel will kick off an amazing day, featuring talks on serving the adult community, bringing new interventions into schools, working with startup companies to build products for our families, and examining new evidence-based treatments.  

Click  HERE to reserve your spot today! (And save the date for our NYC Day of Learning on March 31, 2020)  

Help us Improve Autism Research by Participating in the Autism EXPECT Survey 

Have you ever participated in an autism study? How was it? If you have never enrolled in a study, why not? We want to understand what drives people to participate and what makes them quit. Your feedback will help us help scientists develop better studies that are positive experiences for participants.
Click HERE to take the brief survey. All participants will be entered for the chance to win an iPad.

Informational Webinar on the 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.

The Autism Science Foundation will hold an informational webinar regarding this RFA on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 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: