TeamUp is the Autism Speaks endurance fundraising program that invites you to challenge yourself, push your limits and achieve your goals while fueling our mission. Race run or ride no matter how you TeamUp, your participation empowers us to provide crucial resources, research, advocacy and support to meet urgent needs today and ensure a brighter future tomorrow.
TeamUp events include the world's most popular races (from 5Ks to marathons!), cycling adventures and Autism Speaks runs of various distances in local communities nationwide.
Let's move together toward a kinder, more inclusive world.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many sub-types, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most forms are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as intestinal issues, seizures and sleep disturbances. An estimated 1 in 36 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum.