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Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autis... Read more
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, 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.
To accomplish our mission, Autism Speaks will relentlessly pursue strategies that make significant progress toward the following outcomes over the next 10 years:
A better understanding of the causes and typology of ASD
Children with ASD being diagnosed before the age of 2
Children having access to appropriate intervention, services and resources immediately following diagnosis
The availability of better treatments both for underlying pathology as well as co-existing conditions that decrease quality of life for those with autism
People with ASD and their families have transition plans that result in more independent adult life that is meaningful to the individual
Individuals with ASD will have effective interventions, services and supports throughout their lifetime