Autism Speaks

A nonprofit organization

$2,595 raised by 18 donors

26% complete

$10,000 Goal

Our Needs

Today, autism affects an estimated 80 million people worldwide. One in 36 children and one in 45 adults in the U.S. is reported to be on the spectrum. Each year, more than 50,000 adolescents with autism enter adulthood and age out of school-based services. As they transition, only 1 in 5 people with disabilities, including autism, are employed.

These eye-opening statistics of increasing prevalence and transition, while a positive sign of progress in awareness and advocacy for early identification and diagnosis, are an even greater recognition of the urgency to address the needs of people with autism and their families. This makes our mission feel more important today than ever before.  We have a responsibility to support the autism community across the life span - from first diagnosis to aging adulthood -  to, eliminate barriers and gaps in care; to ensure access to reliable, trustworthy information, resources and services; and enable the opportunity to live fulfilling lives. Our vision is of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential by ensuring equity, inclusion and lifelong wellbeing.


We are dedicated to creating an inclusive world for all individuals with autism throughout their lifespan. We do this through advocacy, services, supports, research and innovation, and advances in care for autistic individuals and their families.

Equity Statement

As an organization, Autism Speaks is working to achieve our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential, including those in minority communities who face greater disparities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Autism Speaks


Intellectual, Developmental, and Physical Disabilities

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Other, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3000 Custer Road Suite 270-415
Plano, TX 75075



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