Participate in Research From Home

Given the success of our first research fair webinar, ASF is hosting a second research fair for families to learn how they can participate in autism studies from home.

On May 28th at 12:00 pm EST, learn how you can still be part of research that helps our families. Register for our second virtual research fair here.

You can listen to a recording of the first webinar here, and access the powerpoint presentation here.

Let's keep accelerating the pace of progress!
ASF and Els for Autism Continues Sibling Webinar Series  

Siblings of individuals with autism may need a little extra support during the COVID-19 crisis, so ASF has teamed up with Els for Autism to bring you a new webinar series, Sam's Sibs Stick Together.

Hosted by Samantha Els, the program will discuss findings from research focused on siblings and will share resources for siblings of all ages. Sibling Samantha Els will be the ambassador of this series. 

We invite siblings, parents, and other caregivers to participate in this series, which will be held the 2nd Tuesday each month at 2pm EST.

The next webinar on June 9 will feature a panel of young adult  siblings discussing what they wish their younger self knew.

To register for free, click here.
Calling All Early Career Autism Researchers
Don't forget to visit our new Facebook group, WE-CARE: Workgroup for Early Career Autism Researchers. This group is geared towards undergraduates through post-doctoral researchers and those in their first 7 years after completion of PhD or post-doctoral work. 

Our Facebook group creates a forum for early career autism researchers to network online, discuss their research and learn about specific professional development or career advancement opportunities. 

This group is especially critical during the pandemic, but will continue when social distancing measures are relaxed.

To visit our new group and request membership, click here.
INSAR 2020 Goes Virtual
INSAR 2020 will now be held virtually, launching Wednesday, June 3rd at 9am EST. This free event will include webinars and speaker Q&A.
Speakers include Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH; Dr. Lamya Shihabuddin, Head of the Neurogenetic, Neuroinflammatory and Repair Research Cluster, Sanofi; Dr. Emily Simonoff, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and Sven Bölte, Ph.D., Professor of child and adolescent psychiatric science at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institute. Dr. Bölte worked closely with ASF on our employment policy brief.
All INSAR 2020 abstracts will be available online starting June 3rd.
For additional information and to register for free, click here. If you are not currently an INSAR member, you will first need to create an INSAR profile to complete your free registration.