We Are a Proud Autism Community Supporter
Enhancing lives today, and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) now affects 1 in 68 children..and in 1 in 42 boys. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by challenges in communication, social interaction and restrictive or repetitive behaviors and interests.
Autism Speaks is the world' leading research and advocacy organization, dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.
The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks serves Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia. For more information about autism and Autism Speaks, or to get involved visit: