The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) was founded “to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research.”

In 2017, ASF was busy. They:

  • Awarded almost $1 million in grant funding
  • Launched phase 2 of the Autism Sisters Project to provide grants querying a database of unaffected sisters of those with autism
  • Provided grants for researchers studying early signs of autism, called the Baby Siblings Research Consortium
  • Hosted 50 weekly science podcasts related to autism research news for families
  • And much more

Each year, ASF also hosts a day of learning filled with TED-like talks to update the state of autism research. Talks from the 2019 Day of Learning are posted online. Talks included information about reducing self-injury and aggression, the role of the microbiome, understanding psychiatric comorbidities and reducing suicide, and more. Find the complete list of talks and presenters in the Vaccine Update “On the Calendar” page (see the “On-demand Webinars” section of the page).

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

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