Apr 22 2015 | New York Athletic Club, New York, New York

The Autism Science Foundation is excited to announce plans for its second annual Day of Learning & Evening of Celebration; a full day of events to take place on April 22, 2015 at the New York Athletic Club.

On the afternoon of April 22, ASF will host a festive luncheon, followed by the autism community’s second annual TED-style science conference, featuring talks from Former First Lady and Mental Health Advocate Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel, Dr. Matt State (UCSF), Dr. Marsha Mailick (Univ of Wisconsin), Dr. Kevin Pelphrey (Yale), and PBS/NOVA Executive Producer Paula Apsell.  These TED-style talks will be thoughtful, 15-minute distillations of critical issues in autism and mental health.  “This event was such a huge success last year that we couldn’t wait to plan it again,” said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation. “Our speakers will focus on the real issues facing families, such as gender differences in diagnosis and treatment, genetic testing, adult outcomes, caring for the caregivers, the effectiveness of workplace interventions, and the challenges of communicating science to the public.

That evening ASF will host its annual fundraising gala, during which the foundation will honor three leaders in autism science: Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award; Gregg and Lori Ireland will receive the Distinguished Advocate Award; and the Media Impact Award will be presented to PBS, NOVA, Tangled Bank Studios and Genepool Productions for its documentary “Vaccines- Calling the Shots.”  Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News, will serve as emcee for the evening, which will feature a cocktail reception and dinner.  The evening will also include a silent auction and entertainment by teens and adults with autism, including Philadelphia-based musician Tommy Lopes.

Proceeds from the day’s events will benefit ASF’s pre- and post- doctoral autism fellowship programs, which support early career research conducted by the nation’s most promising young autism scientists. 

For sponsorship information, contact Casey Gold at 212-391-3913 or cgold@AutismScienceFoundation.org.

Apr 24 2015 | Wayne, PA

Scoring Goals for Autism is an annual soccer tournament fundraiser that benefits the Autism Science Foundation. This one-of-a-kind indoor soccer tournament offers both competitive team play for adult players as well a TOPSoccer skills and drills clinic for children and adolescents with special needs including autism.  



The mission of Scoring Goals for Autism is to bring the beautiful game of soccer to all athletes and to raise much needed dollars for autism research.  All proceeds from Scoring Goals for Autism benefit the Autism Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, which supports evidence-based research into better understanding autism. 

Why run an adult tournament and a TOPSoccer Clinic in the same event?
Our goal is to create a day of soccer that embraces all participants and that will build community and acceptance for all athletes that goes beyond the soccer field.  For more information v
isit scoringgoalsforautism.org