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Join Us for the 2nd Annual Ride FAR  (For Autism Research) Bike Ride on Saturday, October 8th

Bring your whole family to our annual Ride FAR (For Autism Research).

Register now for this super exciting bicycling event taking place in White Plains, NY on Saturday, October 8th. Choose from a 4, 20, 30 or 62 mile route, followed by a delicious barbecue lunch and lots of family friendly activities, including miniature golf and a giant playground. All bike rides are fully supported, with clearly marked routes, abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles. Beautiful fall foliage guaranteed! Learn more here .
Registration Is Now Open for the Rockland Autism Symposium
The 11th Annual Rockland Autism Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The Autism Science Foundation is a sponsor of this event for the seventh year running.

The Symposium will feature an exciting lineup this year, as always, including:
Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD, Executive Director of EPIC school
John Constantino, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Amy Lutz, Executive Director of the EASI Foundation
James W. Bodfish, PhD, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
John Maltby, MS, Director of the Community Support Network at WIHD

To learn more about this event, please click here.
Applications Open for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Autism Science Foundation is accepting 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 proposed training must be scientifically linked to autism and may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. Special consideration will be given to projects focusing on gender issues in autism.

Applications are due on December 1, 2016 by 5:00PM EST. Additional questions about proposal submission, proposal content and review, or applicant eligibility should be addressed to Casey Gold, Director of Operations, Autism Science Foundation (
Apply Now for Accelerator Grants
The Autism Science Foundation offers research a ccelerator grants that are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.  

Accelerator grant applications are reviewed twice per year. Applications for the next round of accelerator grants are due on October 3, 2016. 

Upcoming Webinars
"Epilepsy and Autism Seen through the Brain" on Friday, October 14th

Please join us for a FREE webinar featuring Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste of UCLA and Dr. David A. Menassa of the University of Oxford.

Dr   . Jeste is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. On the webinar, she will discuss the epidemiology and clinical features of people with autism and epilepsy.
Dr. Menassa is a Postdoctoral Researcher whose research focuses on the materno-fetal interface and how extrinsic factors during pregnancy can affect fetal neurodevelopment. On the webinar, he will discuss a brain tissue study looking at glial cells in people with autism and/or epilepsy. 
This webinar is FREE to join but registration is required.
Live Chat with Dr. Lauren Elder on Monday, September 19th
Have questions about early identification, diagnosis or intervention? Want to get more information about early signs of ASD and what you should do as a parent or caregiver?

Join us Monday, September 19th at 3PM EST when Dr. Lauren Elder, clinical psychologist, answers your questions about the benefits of early intervention for children with ASD.

No need to register!  Click here to join .