Launched in 2008, Autism Speaks U is a program designed to support college students in their awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts for Autism Speaks. It is an exciting and collaborative way for students to get involved with Autism Speaks and support their local autism community.
Since its inaugural event at Penn State in 2006, Autism Speaks U events and student-organized Walk teams have raised over $7 million.
Autism Speaks staff and volunteers support students in their efforts, while connecting them with other college students across the country.
Register to get your campus involved with Autism Speaks U.
About Autism Speaks
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Speaks 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.
Learn more about our leadership, our board of directors, our scientific boards and our family services committee at www.autismspeaks.org