Empower your business to make a difference

Autism Speaks works hand-in-hand with corporations to develop customized partnerships that increase social impact and grow engagement with your brand among employees and consumers in the communities you serve.

Building purpose-driven partnerships with Autism Speaks

Explore the impactful ways in which corporations can collaborate with Autism Speaks through purpose-driven partnerships. This page provides detailed insights into various activation methods that foster collaboration and support for our community.

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Engaging your employees 

Studies show that corporate giving improves corporate culture, fuels employee happiness, and drives team bonding. Engage your employees to help children in the U.S. living with autism. Provide learning and awareness opportunities through programs like Workplace Inclusion Now (WIN) and the Autism Friendly Designation program. Host Autism-Friendly events, "Lunch and Learn" sessions, and Workplace Giving initiatives. Encourage your employees to volunteer and Advocate in support of autism in their local communities. Contact us to see how your organization can become involved.


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Engaging your customers 

Autism Speaks offers a platform to highlight your commitment to the autism community while engaging your customers alongside you.  Share your passion for the mission of Autism Speaks and the urgent need to support more inclusive communities by inviting your customers to give back at the register and the communities they live and work in. 




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Cause marketing and licensing campaigns 

Discover the power of cause marketing campaigns, creating mutually beneficial relationships between for-profit businesses and nonprofit causes. From point-of-sale donation asks to purchase benefits, build brand loyalty, attract new customers, and support a crucial cause. Join us in doing well by doing good – 87 percent of consumers make purchasing decisions based on companies advocating for causes they care about. Be a part of our mission and support Autism Speaks through cause marketing and licensing campaigns. To learn more, complete our Partner Interest Form.


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National awareness campaigns 

Autism affects 1 in 36 children in the U.S., your corporate support can make a significant impact. Autism Speaks is committed to standing with the autistic community, elevating autistic voices and convening communities. We invite all our partners to join us during our annual National Awareness Campaign opportunities, such as supporting our mission during World Autism Month (WAM), and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Shine a light on autism, make a global impact, and gain national exposure by supporting these efforts. 


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Community and special events 

There’s a multitude of ways your business can support Autism Speaks in addition to our National campaigns, Autism Speaks hosts hundreds of local community events where your company can sponsor, participate and fundraise, or volunteer your time! Learn more about our Autism Speaks Walks, our endurance program through TeamUp, and our numerous Special Events, in local communities where your customers and employees live and work. 



Explore Criteria for Partnership and BBB Guidelines

As you delve into the inspiring ways corporations collaborate with Autism Speaks, consider taking the next step. Navigate to the following dedicated pages on partnership criteria and BBB guidelines to understand how your organization can join hands with us in making a lasting impact. 

Explore partnership criteria

Ready to make a difference?

There's an approach to partnering with us that aligns with every business need and growth strategy. Learn how Autism Speaks has 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.