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Phone: 212-391-3913
28 West 39th Street
Suite 502

New York
New York 10018
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Target demographics: The Autism Community

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2012, ASF funded $330,000 in autism research fellowship grants. Since our founding in 2009, we've awarded over one million dollars in grants.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assemble kits to send out to families who have a child newly diagnosed with autism

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: We provide funding directly to scientists doing cutting-edge autism research to discover the causes of autism and develop better treatments.We also provide information to the general public and support the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.
ASF has awarded over one million dollars in funding to scientists doing autism research since our founding in 2009. We also provide travel awards for autism stakeholders to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research each year.

We launched an awareness campaign to encourage brain tissue donation so scientists can investigate the neural underpinnings of autism spectrum disorders.

ASF advocated successfully for a new medical classification code for autistic wandering, which became possible after the ASF-funded wandering study published in the journal Pediatrics.

ASF board members and staff are frequently sought after by major national media (CNN, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, etc) to comment on autism related issues.

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The Autism Science Foundation remains true to its mission of improving the lives of families and individuals living with ASD through its excellent research grant programs. ASF not only funds the important endeavors of established scientists, but it also encourages younger, budding researchers to ... more »
I am a 26 year old high functioning autistic adult who works 20 hours a week. I want more people to know that there are possibilities out there. The Autism Science Foundation invited me to speak about my autism. It was the best day of my life to tell everyone how it feels to have autism. Autism ... more »
As a mom to an autistic son, I have found the Autism Science Foundation to be truly remarkable with their funding directly to scientists to perform research to discover the causes of autism and develop the best treatments. I am proud to be able to take part in the ASF’s participation in the “It... more »
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