Team Tyler was formed in honor of Tyler Savitz, who is now 21 years old and has Autism. Originally organized by his brother, Spencer, then by 4 of his closest friends, and now by a new group of very dedicated high school students, Team Tyler has raised over $2,000,000 in the past 12 years.
Tyler, at 22, will soon reach an age when public services are no longer available. 500,000 children with Autism will similarly become adults (22) in the next 10 years, and will lose the school and public support that was available during childhood. Those individuals will need housing, jobs, and community support in a society that is currently incapable of meeting these coming demands. Autism Speaks is working to increase awareness, advocate for the rights of these individuals, and provide research and support to change the future for all those living with Autism. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Autism Speaks is dedicated to enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.