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Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

To read more about Autism Speaks' awareness, fundraising, science, and advocacy efforts, or to read about some of our other exciting initiatives, please visit our News Section.

The Autism Speaks 2012 Annual Report is available via download, in PDF format. (Requires Adobe Acrobat 8.0 or higher. Download here).

To learn more about our 2011 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2010 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2009 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2008 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2007 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2006 highlights, click here.

To learn more about our 2005 highlights, click here.

To read Autism Speaks' policy statements, click here.