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The latest Science Learning Series video is available online

Published December 14, 2021

On December 10th, autism researchers who focus on infancy presented information about how the brain develops in autism as early as infancy, how it is influenced by heritable factors, and how it ties into the emergence of language. Practical tips were provided and you got to ask questions about ways to promote language and how […]

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Sam’s Sibs Stick Together website is LIVE!

Published November 19, 2021

Sam’s Sibs Stick Together, an initiative between ASF and Els for Autism designed to support siblings through discussions on scientific research involving non-diagnosed siblings of those on the spectrum, now has it’s own website! You can see it at www.samssibssticktogether.com and be sure to sign up for updates!

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Statement on Use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism

Published October 28, 2021

The use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based therapies has recently become a point of disagreement in the autism community.   We write this statement to share our strong support for the use of therapies based on the principles of ABA to help those on the autism spectrum, and to provide examples of how the science and […]

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Autism Science Foundation Announces Two Additional COVID-19 Grants

Published October 21, 2021

The Autism Science Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, today announced its fifth round of COVID-19 Research Grant recipients. The latest grantees are Dr. Allison Shana Nahmias and Dr. Matthew Lerner of Stony Brook University and Dr. Shuting Zheng, University of California San Francisco.  This new funding will help grantees […]

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Autism Science Foundation Funds ‘Next Gen Sibs’ Research Project to Aid and Better Understand the Children of Typically Developing Siblings

Published October 12, 2021

NEW YORK — October 12, 2021 — The Autism Science Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and funding innovative autism research, today announced the first funding recipients in its ‘Next Gen Sibs’ research project. The goal of this project is to establish a future collaborative network that will help in identification, evaluation and possible diagnosis […]

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Genome testing for siblings of individuals may aid in a diagnosis before symptoms appear

Published December 5, 2019

10-year study is first to quantify the predictive value of genomic testing for autism From the SickKids Canada and University of Alberta press department: One of the key priorities of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is starting early, with some evidence showing infants as young as seven months old could benefit. Yet, most children […]

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Grant Opportunity for Families Affected by Infantile Spasms

Published October 28, 2019 in Dup15q Alliance

Since 2014, the Child Neurology Foundation has partnered with the Harnett Family in commemorating Infantile Spasms Awareness Week from December 1-7 by offering a $1,000 grant to a family impacted by infantile spasms. The grant was founded by Michael Harnett to honor the life and memory of his nephew, Brendan Michael Harnett, who passed away from infantile spasms before his first […]

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Op-Ed: Hyping Autism Research “News” Is a Disservice to People with Autism

Published November 2, 2018

In Scientific American, ASF CSO Dr. Alycia Halladay discusses how autism research gets covered and suggests way to improve the reporting to make sure the news that goes around is legitimate and significant. Read the op-ed here.

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Autism Sisters Project family featured in Sag Harbor Express

Published March 20, 2018

The Moyer family was recently featured in the Sag Harbor Express for their participation in the Autism Sisters Project. The advances made through this research would not be possible without the contribution of families like theirs. Read about them here.

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ASF announces 2018 funding opportunities for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships and Medical School Gap Year grants

Published September 5, 2017

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 (ASD). The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism, but may be broadened to include training in a closely […]

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Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism

Published July 18, 2017

How we look at other people’s faces is strongly influenced by our genes, scientists have found in new research that may be especially important for understanding autism because it suggests that people are born with neurological differences that affect how they develop socially.  Read more here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/health/autism-faces-genes-brain-development.html

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