Our Impact

How we help.

Through collaboration and partnerships we:

86 cents of every dollar provides...

Ensure access to reliable information and services across the lifespan

  • Expand resources and empower people with best practice services
  • Bring autism education and inclusion to the forefront
  • Foster and amplify innovative autism work
  • Ensure culturally competent and accessible resources

Support research and innovation to improve quality of life

  • Bridge basic, clinical and social sciences to drive personalized health care
  • Increase federal funding in research and supports
  • Escalate research in challenging behavior, special care needs and aging process
  • Expand global open science infrastructure

Convene the work of service providers through advocacy, partnering and collaboration

  • Leverage our assets to expand access to information and supports
  • Partner with external experts to expand quality of care
  • Work together to address gaps and opportunities
  • Enhance support for those with challenging behaviors

Speed delivery of solutions for adult quality of life needs

  • Drive support for transition, housing and aging programs
  • Grow employer-demand side of Workplace Inclusion Now™
  • Promote inclusive, welcoming communities to enhance autistic adults quality of life
  • Expand resources for autistic adults and their caregivers

Promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion in all actions and partnerships

  • Engage the voice of autistic adults
  • Enhance Autism Speaks internal culture
  • Strengthen multi-cultural relationships
Money
Megaphone
Championed $4.6B increase in federal research funding for autism since 2007
Walk
Raised over $311M by Autism Speaks participants to support the autism community
Piggy Bank
Invested over $218M in scientific grants and projects
People
Megaphone
Successfully advocated for autism insurance benefits in all 50 states
People
Administered a network of medical centers and academic facilities developing cutting edge clinical care for more than 500K children
Stethoscope
Helped lead the world's largest genomic discovery about biology of autism spectrum disorder