Autism is NOT a disorder; it’s an individual’s UNIQUE expression of intelligence. Let’s get rid of the labeling and focus on solutions! We all know someone who either has autism or has a friend or family member with autism. Help us break the cycle of invisibility and secrecy surrounding it! Be an ally to those living with autism – know their RIGHTS, SUPPORT them, LISTEN to them, and EMBRACE them! Choose to donate and support others just like JT!
Today, over 70 million children and adults are affected by autism. Each of them, have unique strengths, challenges and potential. Autism Speaks will be there for them. You and I can be too.
It’s only through the dedicated support of people like us that Autism Speaks can continue their vital mission work. Each year, the Autism Speaks Autism Response Team makes direct contact with tens of thousands of individuals looking for advice or guidance and more than one million people access their free nationwide autism services and resources. They continue to partner and support research to improve the lives of people with autism by investing in science that will allow more personalized treatments and therapies. You can find out even more about where your fundraising dollars go at autismspeaks.org/our-work.