Who they are ?
The Autism Science Foundation was founded in 2009 as a nonprofit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes.
The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is to support 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.
The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is premised on the following facts and principles:
- Autism is known to have a strong genetic component. Research must aim to discover the mechanisms of action that trigger autism, as well as safe, effective and novel treatments to enhance the quality of life for children and adults currently affected.
- Early diagnosis and early intervention are critical to helping people with autism reach their potential, but educational, vocational and support services must be applied across the lifespan. Science has a critical role to play in creating evidence-based, effective lifespan interventions.
- 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.
Charity Bike Ride for Autism Science Foundation
What did we do ?
This year Jason M. from Dataiku has initiated a participation to the Wall Street Rides FAR, held on October 5th. As every year, Jason was looking for a charity to support and came accross the Autisme Science Foundation. He shared with us that he personally wanted to support a charity which was funding cutting edge autism research that wasn’t looking at the relationship between vaccines and autism. As he was raising awareness about this foundation, he also requested some support from his colleague to fund the research.
Thanks to Dataiker’s generosity, the goal of $1 250 was overreachedin 2 weeks by the time of the ride. This amount has been matched thanks to our Ikig.ai initiative and we reached the great amount of $3 245.50 !!!
Money raised helps to fund the research’s program of the foundation.
We are super exited and really proud of our rider and this initiative and we can’t wait for next year annual charity ride for Autism Science Foundation 🙂
Jason M. was supposed to ride for 62 miles…In the end he did « only » 60.4 miles…
Did he took a shortcut ? We will never know…
Thanks for matching!!! Very proud that I work for a company which supports charities that their employees are involved with.
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