Autism Speaks Inc. (AS) is a nonprofit that works to raise awareness about autism and is also the largest organization in the United States dedicated to autism research.

Autism research is supported by this organization, as are awareness and communication efforts directed toward families, government agencies, and the general public.

It was established in February of 2005 by Bob Wright, who was the vice chairman of General Electric at the time, and his wife Suzanne, exactly one year

The autism rights movement and proponents for neurodiversity view autism not as a sickness that needs to be treated but rather as a difference that should be celebrated.

As a response to this, the former president of the organization, Liz Feld, has stated that one-third of autistic people also have a seizure disorder, that half of t

As a response to this, the former president of the organization, Liz Feld, has stated that one-third of autistic people also have a seizure disorder, that half of the autistic people .

An initial $25 million investment came from The Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, who served on its board of directors for several years.  Geraldine Dawson, Ph .D, became Autism Speaks'

The "Wubbzy" character from Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! has been utilized as a mascot by Autism Speaks. Sesame Street's Julia was used in PSAs by Autism Speaks in 2019 to encourage early autism screenings.