Act Fearlessly for Change

Alongside people with autism for a better world

In a world rife with misunderstanding, misrepresentation and stigma, the stakes have never been higher for those perceived to be different. Autism, particularly, manifests in various forms, impacting individuals on the spectrum in many distinct ways.
With 1 in 36 children and 1 in 45 adults identified with autism spectrum disorder, the need for acceptance is at an all-time high.
Today, misconceptions of autism and the frequency in which people are excluded, threaten access to the vital information, resources and support autistic people and their families need. But it’s in the face of this challenge that we find our strength.

We remain fearless.

For nearly two decades, Autism Speaks has been a leading source of information and a force for meaningful connections within the autism community. We’ve been steadfast allies, advocating, supporting and standing with autistic people at every stage of life.

Our strength comes from the courage of those who are autistic, from caregivers tirelessly championing their cause, from the therapists working with families, from teachers fostering safe havens in the classroom, from the doctors providing early diagnoses, and from the employers daring to embrace diversity, your fearlessness fuels our mission. 

Our purpose is clear: to create a world where autistic people are embraced, celebrated and recognized for their unique contributions and have the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

United we stand, stronger in numbers. This World Autism Month, we need you to be fearless and stand with us alongside the autism community.