Weather Forecasters Predict Sun-Filled Day of Cycling 

Weather forecasters in New York have smiled on us and promise a perfect day for bicycling this Saturday, October 5th! Join hundreds of bike riders, walkers, and families (not to mention the Harrison High School cheerleaders!) at Saxon Woods Park in Westchester County, NY for the 5th annual Wall Street Rides FAR (For Autism Research). It is sure to be  an amazing, sun-filled day of fun for the whole family!

There are beautiful, scenic routes for riders of all levels, from  a 62-mile, hilly metric century, to our 5K family trail walk (plus plenty of route-lengths in between)

Come join us for perfect fall weather and autumn foliage while helping make a real difference in the autism community. Every dollar raised helps fund critically-needed autism research.

Register  now by clicking HERE - act fast registration closes at noon today!

ASF Chief Science Officer Featured on Dr. Oz

ASF Chief Science Officer, Dr. Alycia Halladay, was featured on the September 24th episode of The Dr. Oz Show. She was there to reiterate that parents should stay away from MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) and bleach enemas as a treatment for autism.

Click below to watch Alycia stand up for good science. 

ASF Chief Science Officer Featured on Dr. Oz

Apply Now for 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.

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 (especially those with severe autism), medical comorbidities of autism, genetically-defined subtypes of autism, and studies of families with a high probability of receiving a diagnosis.

Unique Opportunity for Infant Sibs!

Do you have a child with autism and an infant?   As you know, 20% of infants with a sibling diagnosed with ASD will go on to receive a diagnosis themselves.  

The Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS), which has already identified early brain-based biomarkers for earlier diagnosis of ASD, needs your help. IBIS is repeating its first set of studies to give more families access to its protocol, as well as to attempt to replicate the important new findings of the first study. This study includes a few visits to a clinical center which is paid for by the project.  

Your infant will receive behavioral assessments starting as early as 6 months of age. Pictures of your infant's brain will be taken, and importantly, researchers will follow your child through the study and help your family receive supports where you live.  A licensed psychologist can also provide specific reports that might help you in the IEP or the early intervention process.  

If you are interested or want to learn more, go to the IBIS website HERE and click on the area where you live. You will be directed to the closest site and you can call the center and talk more with a coordinator. This is a unique nationwide opportunity for all families with an infant sibling to receive high quality care and contribute to research.