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Mission Statement

Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.


Autism is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders. It is a complex brain disorder that can inhibit a person's ability to communicate, respond to surroundings and form relationships.

Facts about Autism

  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States
  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
  • Autism costs the nation over $126 billion per year, a figure expected to increase over the next decade
  • There is no medical detection for autism.


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Would you recommend Autism Speaks Chicago?

by Wyatt S. (2015-07-31 17:47:25.0)
Unbelievable event full of unbelievable people. This was my first experience volunteering with Autism Speaks, but it will not be my last! ...where do I sign up for next year's?!