Autism Speaks

Did you know that 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) each year? More specifically, 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls. ASD is a wide range of conditions characterized by the difficulty of social and communicative skills.

Autism Speaks is an organization that is, “dedicated to promoting solutions, across the [Autism] spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of people with autism and their families.”

Autism Speaks provides awareness through increasing global understanding and acceptance, advancing breakthroughs in Autism research, expanding early childhood screening and intervention, improving the transition to adulthood, and ensuring access to reliable information across the life span.

Today the organization, founded by grandparents whose grandchild was born with ASD, is dedicated to advancing research about the disorder and its causes along with similar and related conditions through direct and indirect collaboration.

Many businesses around the country have partnered up with Autism Speaks to not only provide funding for this amazing foundation but to also provide jobs for some of the kids diagnosed with ASD. Some of those businesses include Cintas, Staples, Lowes, Home Depot, AMC Theaters, and many more.

Autism Speaks has had an unbelievable impact on the lives of many people and it will continue to grow with the help of spreading awareness all over the world.