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About Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks, along with Autism Speaks Canada, has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.  And, since its inception, Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada have invested over $200,000,000  into scientific research and services of which over $6,000,000 is committed towards leading Canadian autism research;  building the capacity for services across the country; raising public awareness; collaborating with other organizations to advocate alongside the autism community. 

Autism Speaks Canada is committed to raising the funds necessary to improve lives today and transform lives tomorrow across the autism spectrum and lifespan.  Our Walk Now for Autism Speaks events, family services grants and Light It Up Blue campaign are examples of Autism Speaks Canada’s annual programs.  To learn more about Autism Speaks Canada, please visit www.autismspeaks.ca or call the toll free number at 1-888-362-6227.


At Autism Speaks Canada, our mission is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

We are dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks Canada aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.