There has been a lot of controversy around this United States non-profit organisation and I’m not a fan. In a half-hearted effort to remain neutral, I’ve simply added the Wikipedia entry for you to read if you wish, mainly in the hope that it will help show how outdated attitudes towards autism, like those adopted by Autism Speaks, ARE being challenged.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_Speaks

And here is a very nice blog entry that is fairly typical of how autistics feel towards Autism Speaks → Why autistics don’t trust Autism Speaks rebranding