Autism Speaks is the world ’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments for autism; increasing awarenessofautismspectrumdisorders;andadvocatingfortheneedsofindividualswith autismandtheirfamilies. AutismSpeakswasfoundedinFebruary2005bySuzanneandBob Wright,thegrandparentsofachildwithautism.M r. Wrightistheformervicechairmanof General Electric and chief executive o fficer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $550 million to its mission, the majority in scienceandmedicalresearch. To learn more aboutAutism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
Eachyear WalkNowforAutismSpeakseventsareheldinmore than100citiesacrossNorth America.Ontheglobalfront, AutismSpeakshasestablished partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness.
I worked the Orange County Walk event as a volunteer photographer and had a wonderful time. The organization is well-run, task assignments are clear, and there was just such good energy at the event. You can tell the staff (especially Sasha) really cares about the cause and was willing to do whatever they could to answer my questions and make it easy for me to perform my job to the best of my abilities. I would absolutely love to work with Autism Speaks again in the future and would suggest it to anyone interested in helping out the community and furthering the cause of autism awareness.