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Autism Science Foundation Launches Operations; New Advocacy Group Will Focus on Non-vaccine-related Autism Research
Date:4/18/2009

The Autism Science Foundation, a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, launched its operations today, debuting its web site (www.autismsciencefoundation.org) and kicking off its "First 100 Days" fundraising drive. ASF'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 is co-founded by Alison Singer, formerly Executive Vice President of Autism Speaks, and Karen London, co-founder of the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR). The Autism Science Foundation will focus on non-vaccine-related autism research.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 18, 2009 -- The Autism Science Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, launched its operations today, debuting its web site (www.autismsciencefoundation.org) and kicking off its "First 100 Days" fundraising drive with an announcement at the Association of Healthcare Journalists' Annual Conference. The organization is co-founded by Alison Singer, formerly Executive Vice President of Autism Speaks, and Karen London, co-founder of the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR). Both Singer and London are parents of children with autism. Singer will serve as President of the new organization.

Singer resigned from Autism Speaks in January of this year, citing disagreement with the group's decision to continue to fund more vaccine research despite multiple scientific studies exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism. "After I left Autism Speaks, I heard over and over from parents who
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