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.  Since its inception, Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada have invested over $200,000,000  into research and services of which over $9,000,000 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 Autism Speaks Canada Walk events, family services grants and Light It Up Blue campaign are examples of Autism Speaks Canada’s annual programs.  To learn more, please visit www.autismspeaks.ca or call the toll free number at 1-888-362-6227.


Autism Speaks Canada is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.