Grants Awarded for the Autism Science Foundation in New York

The Autism Science Foundation, New York – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and funding autism research.

The Autism Science Foundation now has a limited number of grants to offer to parents who have children on the autistic spectrum autism as well as autistic individuals to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).

The meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from May 14-17, 2014. $1000 may be awarded to cover registration, travel, accommodations, meals and other expenses.

IMFAR is an annual scientific meeting that promotes and exchanges the latest scientific findings in autism research. It is the annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR).

Alison Singer, President of the Autism Science Foundation said on the Autism Science Foundation blog:

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for a fourth year, and to give back to the autism stakeholder community in a research-focused way,”

Marjorie Madfis, founder of Yes She Can, an organization that helps girls with autism develop employment skills, and who has an autistic daughter was awardees an IMFAR travel grant in 2012 so that she could attend the event. She says:

“I was particularly impressed with the research examining the unique needs of girls and women, and on development of social skills, and I incorporated some of this research into the work we do at Yes She Can.”

To apply for a travel grant you need to send a letter or video to grants@autismsciencefoundation.org

Letters and videos must be received by Feb 21.

Further details in how to apply can be found here

The full article on the Autism Science Foundation website can be found here

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