Dr. Shafali Jeste Appointed to Autism Science Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

We are excited to announce the appointment of Shafali Jeste, MD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Neurology at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to our Scientific Advisory Board.  Dr. Jeste joins a distinguished list of researchers and scientists who help guide and inform the scientific priorities of ASF, advising on top research projects to be funded and identifying and developing new opportunities that help all families and individuals with ASD.  

Dr. Jeste is a child neurologist who specializes in neurodevelopmental disorders. Her lab is focused on the use of clinically useful, brain based biomarkers (such as electroencephalography) to better define early predictors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early infancy and to inform treatment targets for clinical trials.  In this context, she studies infants and children with rare genetic disorders associated with autism. Her work in early predictors of autism in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex has led to the first randomized clinical trial of early intervention in this syndrome. To read our full announcement on Dr. Jeste's appointment, click HERE.

Day of Learning West Tickets Selling Out Fast!

Join us on October 17th at the City Club on San Francisco to hear leading scientists and entrepreneurs address critical issues in the autism community. 

Former NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel will kick off our featured TED-style talks by questioning "can the power of big data and artificial intelligence bring new tools and new solutions to the diagnosis and care of individuals with ASD?" 

Click  HERE to reserve your spot today.  Also, Save the Date for our NYC Day of Learning on March 31, 2020 at the New York Athletic Club.

Join us for our Fifth Annual  Wall Street Rides FAR 

On Saturday, October 5th hundreds of riders - a mix of avid cyclists and weekend recreational bikers - will venture to Saxon Woods County Park i n 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.

With a choice of four cycling distances and chal lenge levels, from a 62-mile, hilly metric century, to our 5K family trail walk, everyone can join in on the fun!

Beautiful autumn scenery! Amazing support! An important cause! What are you waiting for? 

Register today by clicking HERE!

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.