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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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As a parent of a child with autism, I am sad that such an organization exists. All they care about is pushing vaccines... more »
ASF supports research as to the causes of autism spectral disorders through the medical community which will untimately find the causes and cure for them. The immunization community appreciates their strong support for vaccines because of their research that provides indications that genetic issues ... more »
Working as a professional in a related field, I really appreciate ASF's efforts to educate others about the science that exists surrounding autism. I often find myself referring parents and other members of the public to this valuable resource. In particular, parents of children diagnosed with ... more »
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