The Autism Science Foundation had an extra day to use this year, as do you, and thought that this extra day should be used to do something good. Today they’re holding a one day fundraiser to help fund science-based autism research.
The ASF is the only autism non-profit that does not and will not fund research into finding a vaccine-autism link. The science has spoken. They’ve moved on. It’s even in their mission statement:
Vaccines save lives; they do not cause autism. Numerous studies have failed to show a causal link between vaccines and autism. Vaccine safety research should continue to be conducted by the public health
system in order to ensure vaccine safety and maintain confidence in our national vaccine program, but further investment of limited autism research dollars is not warranted at this time.
All of the funds raised today will be used towards travel grants for autism stakeholders to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research. If you’re interested in helping to support science-based autism research, I encourage you to donate to this worthy organization.
Happy Leap Day!
How often have you wished for an extra hour or extra day to get everything you need done? At ASF, we want to make the most of this special leap day by using it to help autism science leap forward.
Thanks to your support, for the last two years we have provided funding for autism stakeholders (parents, individuals with autism, teachers, students, etc) to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). All donations made today, February 29, 2012, will go directly to our IMFAR Travel Grants program, helping us provide more scholarships to IMFAR 2012 in Toronto where they will share their real world autism experience with scientists. These stakeholders will then bring the latest autism science back into our communities helping the science take a giant leap forward.
After attending IMFAR, past grant recipients have:
– Organized a five day autism science seminar at Barnard College
– Presented critical autism research information to nurses in Philadelphia
– Produced multiple blog posts that reached thousands of readers around the world
– Organized an autism awareness club and speaker series at Yale College
And thanks to a generous donor, all donations made today (February 29, 2012) will be matched dollar for dollar for an extra big leap.
Do something special with this extra day of 2012 and help leap science forward. Please make a donation today!