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  • Autism Speaks


    Non-Profit Associations/Organizations

    About Us

    Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead. On Nantucket, Autism Speaks is proud to fund the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center, housed at Cyrus Peirce Middle School. For more information, visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/nantucket-autism-speaks-resource-center.