Ensuring access to reliable Information and services across the lifespan

We work to ensure reliable, trusted information for every life stage and level of need. Last year, the Autism Response Team (ART) fulfilled more than 76,500 phone calls, emails, and chats providing personalized guidance and support. To date, ART has made nearly 700,000 connections to people in need. Over 1.9 million people accessed our free resources and information in FY23, including our online database, provider directory and critical tool kits. Historically, Autism Speaks has assisted more than 27 million people with vital support. 

Here are a few of our FY23 accomplishments: 

  • In partner collaboration, expanded our nationwide resource directory, viewed by over 818,000 visitors in FY23 alone, giving individuals and families access to thousands more autism resources when and where they need them.   
  • Created a supportive community of belonging for our 2.8 million social followers to make connections, obtain support, share knowledge and nurture understanding and inclusion. Shared over 400 stories, podcasts and open conversations around lived experiences, access to resources and inclusive events.  
  • Hosted 59 free online educational events and webinars around autism and employment, early diagnosis, school community, transition, adulting, inclusion and service provider connections. 
  • Funded the largest review of autism prevalence literature since 2012, in partnership with the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The findings indicated autism prevalence of 1 in 100 children worldwide, validating the need for increased autism tools and programs in underserved countries and areas.

Meet members of our community who share the importance of reliable information and services.

ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Annie K. | 19 years old
Early intervention is vital to optimal outcomes and progress for individuals with autism. Annie is living proof of this, as she has defied her predicted path at diagnosis of never being able to speak, read or write.
Read Annie K.'s Story
In my own words: Meet Terance, aka “TeeKayy”
TeeKayy | 22 years old
The most beautiful thing you can do is love the image of your true reflection.
Read TeeKayy's Story
Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight: Tyler H
Meet Tyler H. | 19 years old
Autism makes me unique because I have an amazing memory of people’s names and details of past events that I’ve attended. People are often surprised at how well I remember names and dates of both past events and upcoming plans.
Read Meet Tyler H. 's Story