One year ago today we launched the Autism Science Foundation with the primary goals of supporting great autism research and sharing research findings with clinicians and families. We knew it was time to create an organization that focused completely on science and evidence. And thanks to all of you, our volunteers, our donors and our friends, we are on our way.
In just one short year we are already funding outstanding autism science that has the potential to change the way we think about diagnosing and treating autism. We have awarded our first round of predoctoral grants in early diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and genetics. We are providing scholarships to autism stakeholders, including parents, siblings, medical students and special education teachers, so that they can attend the International Meeting for Autism Research this May and then share what they’ve learned with others in the broader autism community. Our highly trafficked website provides daily news about the latest autism research to families. We are frequently called upon to participate in major media on autism issues. Our board members and volunteers are actively working with families who have received an autism diagnosis to make sure they find the path to progress. Our unwavering commitment to evidence-based science has earned us the respect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
The Autism Science Foundation offers donors the most effective way to get their contributions to the scientists whose work will make a difference in people’s lives. Our organization is extremely lean and efficient, and our costs are remarkably low. We truly make every dollar count.
And this week, in honor of our anniversary, every dollar will count twice, because a very generous donor has agreed to match every dollar we raise through our first anniversary campaign.
So please click on this link to make your tax deductible donation in honor of our first year.
Donate online or mail your donation to:
Autism Science Foundation
419 Lafayette Street, 2ndfloor
New York, NY 10003
Thank you for supporting the autism community with the gifts of hope and science.
Karen London and Alison Singer
Co-founders, Autism Science Foundation