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April 15, 2013
Today, the Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding autism research, announced the recipients of its annual pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, as well as the first recipient of a new 3-year early career award, and the recipient of its first treatment grant. Three postdoctoral and four predoctoral grants will be awarded to student/mentor teams conducting research in autism interventions, etiology, treatment targets, early diagnosis, biomarkers and animal models. Dr. Jill Locke of the University of Pennsylvania was named the recipient of ASF’s first multi-year grant, and Dr. Alex Kolevzon of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will receive ASF’s first treatment award.
April 2, 2013
Super instructor Gustavo Lopez will lead families in a Zumba marathon to raise funds to support autism research.
November 26, 2012
The Autism Science Foundation today announced the launch of its annual year end fundraising campaign, “Recipe4Hope” – recipe4hope.causevox.com. Every dollar donated to the campaign will go directly to funding pre- and post-doctoral autism research fellowships to expand our understanding of what causes autism and to develop better treatments.
November 19, 2012
Now visitors to the ASF website can find autism research by topic at autismsciencefoundation.org/autism-science/research-by-topic . The nonprofit has organized an extensive library of autism research studies into over 60 different categories from animal models to wandering.
Autism Science Foundation Partnering with UJA-Federation to Launch Three Surveys Designed to Identify Services and Needs for Adults with Autism
October 11, 2012
Autism Science Foundation and UJA-Federation of New York announced today the launch of a series of surveys designed to determine which types of services for adults with autism are most needed in the New York metropolitan area. The surveys are being administered by the Autism Science Foundation and the Interactive Autism Network (IAN).
Autism Science Foundation to Develop Brain Tissue Donation Awareness Campaign with Support from Simons Foundation
October 1, 2012
ASF received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to develop a multi-media campaign designed to increase awareness of the importance of brain tissue donation to further autism research.
August 16, 2012
The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, today announced that it had issued a new request for scientific proposals. ASF is inviting applications for Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. In the past three years, ASF has funded over $700,000 in pre and post-doctoral grants.
June 4, 2012
CDSweep (www.cdsweep.com) launches today with an easy way to do a clean sweep of all your unwanted CDs and help fund critical autism research. Just box up all of your unwanted CDs and DVDs, ship them free with prepaid FedEx labels, and for each disc received a donation will be made to ASF.
May 14, 2012
PBS's "Charlie Rose" explores the most current autism science with guests Autism with Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of The Simons Foundation, Uta Frith of University College London, Matthew State of Yale University, and Alison Singer of the Autism Science Foundation.
Autism Science Foundation and UJA-Federation of New York to Launch Survey of Services Needs of Young Adults with Autism
April 25, 2012
ASF and UJA-Federation of New York, an organization dedicated to strengthening the Jewish people and inspiring a passion for Jewish life and learning, announced today that they will work together to launch a survey of the services needs of young adults with autism in the New York metropolitan area. The announcement was made by Travis Epes, chair of UJA-Federation’s Autism Committee at today’s fifth annual UJA-Federation of New York Hilibrand Autism Symposium.
April 6, 2012
Six postdoctoral and three predoctoral grants will be awarded to student/mentor teams conducting research in autism interventions, treatment targets, early diagnosis, biomarkers, and animal models. This represents a 50% increase over last year’s six pre- & postdoctoral grants.This year, ASF will fund $330,000 in fellowship grants. In three years of operations, the Autism Science Foundation has funded $790,000 in pre- and postdoctoral grants.