Building a better world together

At Autism Speaks, our focus is on creating holistic partnerships that benefit both your organization and the autism community. Rooted in authenticity, we prioritize genuine connections, fostering trust.

Through meaningful storytelling, we share the impact of our collaborations, inspiring others to join us in creating a more inclusive world for individuals and families affected by autism.  

Join us in making a lasting difference and amplifying your corporate social responsibility efforts as we work together in building a better world. 


Autism affects 1 in 36 children and 1 in 45 adults in the U.S.

We need your help

In our pursuit of building a better world, your partnership is a vital catalyst for change, enabling us to meet the pressing needs of the autism community with urgency, compassion, and a collective sense of purpose. 

Through corporate partnerships, fueled by a shared commitment to addressing the pressing and urgent needs of the autism community, we can embark on a course that will have the largest impact on our community and address the areas of greatest need. 


The need is urgent

Statistics about autism
Autism statistics

How will your partnership address the needs of the autism community?

In the year 2000, 1 in every 150 children was diagnosed with autism; today, that number is 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism. Almost everyone knows someone or has a co-worker with autism or has a family member with autism. Since Autism Speaks was founded, we’ve worked together with the autism community and through our partnerships we have:

Autism Speaks has funded more than $16.1M in local grants and scholarships
Autism Speaks has provided tool kits offering support to 1.9M families
Autism Speaks has fulfilled nearly 700K phone calls, emails and chats for direct support
Autism Speaks has successfully advocated for autism insurance benefits in all 50 states
But there is still much more work to be done...


Partnership benefits

Maximize your company's impact by partnering with Autism Speaks. Your commitment translates into meaningful benefits for both your organization and the autism community: 

Make a measurable difference  

At Autism Speaks, 86 cents of every dollar we receive helps funds programs and services to increase understanding and acceptance, advance ground-breaking research, increase childhood screening and interventions, help young people transition to adulthood, and ensure that our community has access to reliable information and services across the life span. Our work is possible because of companies like yours.  

Engage customers and drive sales  

We work closely with our partners to support and implement programs that seamlessly align with your business goals, culture, and customer needs. By enhancing your association with Autism Speaks, you not only demonstrate your commitment to a worthy cause but also foster customer engagement and drive sales through purpose-driven initiatives. 

Autism Speaks volunteer banner to show pride


Inspire employee pride and team building  

Corporate volunteerism empowers employees to participate in volunteer activities in the community. In Deloitte's Volunteerism Survey, results  reveal that employees who frequently participate in workplace volunteer activities are more likely to be proud, loyal and satisfied employees, as compared to those who rarely or never volunteer. These and other findings suggest a link between volunteerism and several drivers of employee perceptions of positive corporate culture. By joining forces with Autism Speaks, you not only contribute to a meaningful cause but also inspire a sense of pride among your employees, fostering a positive workplace culture and team cohesion. 

Build more inclusive workplaces and communities 

Your partnership extends beyond financial support; it actively contributes to building more inclusive workplaces and communities. By aligning with Autism Speaks and participating in programs like Workplace Inclusion Now (WIN), or earning an Autism Friendly Designation training, positions your organization as a leader in fostering understanding, acceptance, and support for individuals with autism. 

Reach key audiences  

Our dedicated staff work with you to enable a customized experience that meets your philanthropic and marketing goals. By partnering with Autism Speaks, you gain access to a unique platform that allows you to reach key audiences effectively, fostering a deeper connection with your community. 

Brand reach and recognition

Autism Speaks brand reach and recognition


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Ready to make a difference? 

There's an approach to partnering with Autism Speaks that aligns with every business need and growth strategy. Learn how we have been helping companies engage with their employees, customers, and communities to grow their social impact, and invest in a sustainable world where all people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, can reach their full potential - inclusive of all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, and belief systems - and here’s our DEAI commitment.