What is Autism Speaks?

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.
We do this through:

Increasing Global Understanding and Acceptance

Advancing Breakthroughs in Autism Research

Expanding Early Childhood Screening and Intervention

Improving the Transition to Adulthood

Ensuring Access to Reliable Information across the Life Span

Why they are Awesome

  • More than 85 percent of every dollar Autism Speaks spends funds programs and services in science, family services, advocacy, and increasing understanding and acceptance, exceeding Better Business Bureau guidelines each year.

  • Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’.

How To Connect Kindness


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Make a difference by starting your own fundraiser or join a local chapter through the Autism Speaks.