Awareness just isn't enough, it's understanding and acceptance that we all really want. What we really want is for the world to listen and make a change. For people to be accepting of difference. For governments to make more services available and better access to the community for our loved ones. For companies to be more inclusive, and ensure that autistic people have the same life opportunities that the rest of the world has. I think we can all agree the world is pretty "aware" of the word autism. Now we need to make sure they actually learn something about it. And I think that responsibility falls on us, the people who are already aware, accepting and understanding. We are going to have to change the world one person at a time.
Join our team in raising funds to have a voice with legislators, to have access to the information and resources we need, to support research and medical discovery, and to help fund local services through the mission of Autism Speaks. Together, we can accomplish amazing things for people living with autism. Join the team and begin your fundraising journey today! Set your individual goal at $150 and you’ll be eligible for a Walk Tee Shirt – which, by the way, was purchased from a business that employs people with autism.