On #GivingTuesdayNow Give Your Time 
and Share Your Knowledge
Our Virtual Research Fair 
Will Offer Great Opportunities for Families to Participate in 
Autism Science Studies from Home

Don't let "Shelter at Home" rules slow the pace of scientific discovery! Join us on Tuesday, May 5th, 2pm EST, for our #GivingTuesdayNow Virtual R esearch Fair and learn how families can participate in online research. There are lots of great studies to get involved in.  Let's keep accelerating the pace of progress. 

For more information and to register for free, click here.
Last Chance to Share How the COVID-19 Outbreak Has Affected Parents  Caring for a Child 
with a Rare Genetic Diagnosis

Families with ASD and a rare genetic disorder may experience unique challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. Access to both educational and essential medical services are being dramatically disrupted. 

ASF has partnered with Patient Advocacy Groups and the Caring Clinic at UCLA to gather experiences from families across the world through a new survey. The survey will ask about experiences and service utilization in order to better target interventions and support for families in need. The survey will take 10 minutes to complete.  Scientists want to gather families input as soon as possible, so please fill it out and circulate widely. The survey closes Tuesday, May 5th.

For more information and how to participate,  click here.
ASF Launches New Facebook Group for
Early Career Autism Researchers

ASF is excited to announce the launch of 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 new 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.
ASF President Featured in National
Women in Finance Newsletter 

ASF President Alison Singer was recently featured in the Security Traders Association Women in Finance Newsletter. Alison shared what ASF is doing to support the autism community during the coronavirus crisis and reminded readers to continue to look for early signs of autism in young children and to reach out to a healthcare provider if a delay is suspected.

We remain committed to supporting families via our COVID-19 Resource webpage, and to autism researchers through our new COVID-19 Pivot Grant Program

The full article can be accessed here .