Ensuring Access to Reliable Information & Services throughout the Life Span
We work to ensure reliable, trusted information for every life stage and level of need. Last year, the Autism Response Team (ART) provided direct assistance to more than 75,000 people by offering personalized guidance and referrals to people with autism and their families. In total, over 1.5 million people accessed our free resources and information in FY22, including our online database, provider directory and critical Tool Kits. Historically, Autism Speaks has assisted over 24 million people with vital support.
Here are a few of our FY21 accomplishments:
- Launched My Autism Guide, an online, personalized portal that enables users to access relevant information and resources by age and support level and includes local service providers, online and in-person community events, as well as the latest news and information related to autism.
- Translated Autism Speaks resources and videos in six widely used languages to reach a broader audience of non-English speaking autistic people around the world. Languages include Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Turkish, Italian and Chinese.
- Led a COVID-19 Community Task Force that quickly assembled on-line, evidence-based coronavirus resources from across the globe to support the autism community. The resource page was visited over 275,000 times.