ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS CANADA
Autism Speaks Canada is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through supporting the development and expansion of programs; collaborating with community partners; increasing understanding and acceptance and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks Canada has granted over $4 million to service organizations across Canada and with Autism Speaks, has invested over $200 million to scientific research which includes $9 million in Canada.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as Autism, is a complex developmental brain disorder caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. ASD is characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioural challenges, and repetitive behaviours and is considered to be a lifespan disorder. An estimated 1 in 68 diagnosed children is on the autism spectrum.
If you'd like to make a donation to Autism Speaks Canada, please contact them directly.
5401 Eglington Ave W., Toronto, ON M9C 5K6
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