Event description

Co-founded by Bryan Harkins and Melissa Moo Harkins, and produced by Global Impact Productions, this annual Wall Street Rides Far charitable event  brings together hundreds of people from across the financial markets to benefit autism research. Now in its Seventh year, the event has raised well over $3 million. The funds go to the Autism Science Foundation, which provides assistance to scientists and researchers studying the genetic causes behind the disorder. Joseph Lalicata & The Rock and Roll Conference band will be putting together another 12 hour set on the main stage to support Wall Street Rides Far for our 7th straight year!

The Autism Science Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes, and exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

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.

Our organization adheres to rigorous scientific standards and values. We believe that outstanding research is the greatest gift we can offer our families. Every research dollar needs to count.

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.

The Autism Science Foundation is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.