New Autism BrainNet website has launched

The Autism BrainNet team is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. has an improved look and feel. The new navigation features will make it easier for visitors to find information about the program and its mission, the donation process, our partners, and the research that this resource enables.

On this updated platform, families can learn why making a brain donation is critical to advancing autism research and how Autism BrainNet can support the decision of becoming a brain donor. Collaborators can access information on how to partner with Autism BrainNet to advance its mission. Researchers can submit applications to request tissue for their studies. An expanded Science & News section also offers highlights of new research findings from studies that use the precious gift of donated brain tissue to better understand the biology of autism and up-to-date information about the activities of the program.

Autism BrainNet was established in 2014 with the goal of advancing research that uses postmortem brain tissue to study the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to identify targets for potential treatments. Initially formed through a partnership between the Simons Foundation and Autism Speaks, Autism BrainNet is now a fully funded program of SFARI (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative).

With the transition to our new website, the website dedicated to Autism BrainNet’s former outreach program,, is being decommissioned and its content has been consolidated with the new Autism BrainNet website.

We rebranded Autism BrainNet with the goal of making the user experience with our program more pleasant, effective and informative. Our dedication to promoting the highest quality autism research and our sensitivity to families touched by autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions remains the same.

We hope that you will enjoy visiting our new website and will stay connected with Autism BrainNet through our upgraded Facebook and Twitter accounts. To receive news updates about the program and the science it promotes, please sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. This can be done easily and quickly on the new website.