About Kindness Breaks

Kindness Breaks are mini-events hosted solo or with a virtual group (via a video platform of your choice) to add more kindness to the world and raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks — including critical work to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.

A single act of kindness, message of goodwill or commitment to be kind today can make a lasting impact for people with autism. All of us working together will create a kinder world!

You can take a Kindness Break solo or virtually with colleagues, classmates or community; whatever format works best for you! When the world is more autism-friendly, it's more everyone-friendly. You can help bring this vision to life. Ready to take your Kindness Break? Get started in two easy steps...

Step 1: Sign Up

Sign up for a Kindness Break by either choosing to Take a Break (solo) or Host a Virtual Break (group). Once registered, tell your story, upload pics and set a fundraising goal to support the Autism Speaks mission.

Step 2: Plan Your Kindness Break

Pick a date in April — World Autism Month — to take your Kindness Break. Breaks can be taken solo (we get it crowds are not for everyone!) or with a group.

(Can't take a break in April? We're here all year — take your Kindness Break whenever it works for you.)

Be a Kindness Beacon!

We're here to help you share kindness in a big way. When you host a break and raise your first $25, your official Kindness Break kit will be delivered with:

  • Event Decorations
  • Kindness Cup Labels, Stirrers & Napkins
  • Autism Speaks Mission Cards

These look great on screen when you connect with your crowd! Also, check out the resources page for virtual kindness assets that can bring your event to life from afar.

Raise $100 and get your very own Kindness Cup — a 24oz Tervis tumbler with a simple message: Be Kind.