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It sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. It was founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric, and his wife Suzanne, a year after their grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism.What does Autism Speaks do for Autism Research?
Autism Speaks funds the Autism Tissue Program, a network of researchers that manages and distributes brain tissues donated for autism research. These donations are rare and are a vital component of research into the causes of autism.Who is the largest advocacy organization for autism?
Autism Speaks Inc. ( AS) is the largest autism advocacy organization in the United States. It sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.What kind of controversy does Autism Speaks have?
Autism Speaks has been the focus of controversy; over 60 disability rights organizations have condemned the organization for failing to represent those with autism, and for exploitative practices.