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Autism Science Foundation

Rating: 4.91 stars   45 reviews 1,622

Address:

28 West 39th Street Suite 502 New York NY 10018 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

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.

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.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Crazy people here who are not at all interested in the science and spew vaccine propaganda.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a student I appreciate having a place to go for accurate autism information. I know I can write about research the Autism Science Foundation shares, because I know I can trust their sources.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Autism Science Foundation is making a difference in so many lives.
They have always provided excellent information to the public to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Most importantly the money they raise goes directly to scientists to conduct research into the causes and to find treatments for autism. Their strict adherence to good science has always been a hallmark of their mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Autism Science Foundation is an organization of dedicated people funding top scientists working to discover the causes of autism and develop better treatments. As a parent of a child with autism, I am grateful to Alison Singer for her tireless efforts to focus on evidence-based science and her work to communicate these findings to the general public.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Autism Science Foundation has participated in the Seaver Center Annual Advances in Autism Conference for several years as part of the Exhibitor Session, and attendees always appreciate that they are there. ASF is an incredibly valuable partner for the Seaver Autism Center both for this conference, and in the autism community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Terrific organization dedicated to understanding the science of autism. ASF reviews new studies and findings and summarizes them in language parents can understand. No junk science/fads here.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization! Everyone is so committed and dedicated to their work and the latest research and development in the field.

 
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This organization is dedicated to finding the answers for families based on science. They are committed to sharing science with the public and supporting researchers understand the truth in ways that no other organization is doing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Autism Science Foundation helped me travel to the International Meeting for Autism Research in 2010 to learn more about the science behind autism, so that I could better help my students. The ASF team is receptive to all questions, and will go out of their way to present the public with opportunities to learn about autism science. For example, ASF President Alison Singer accepted an invitation to speak to Columbia and Barnard undergraduates. While it wasn't a high-profile event, Alison was happy to come and talk to my peers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Autism Science Foundation has been and continues to be a fantastic proponent of sound science in the ASD community. Their public presence is tactful and informed, and they provide an excellent weekly podcast that reviews cutting-edge literature. Knowing several researchers and undergrads funded by their grants (including myself, on this year's undergraduate summer fellowship), I can say with confidence that the science they fund is solid and targeted to the real needs of the community.

 
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