Many people have worked to fund research to find the cause(s) of autism and they have done a good job helping researchers pay for expensive studies. The organization that has so far done the best work of fund raising has been Autism Speaks. This group has worked to fund autism research through sales of donated articles and group specific merchandise. It is a nonprofit that works to donate all of their time and energy to the funding of autism research.
How was autism speaks founded
The site was started in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright who have a grandson with the dread disease. They worked with a friend to start the organization initially and have since grown exponentially. Their friend, Bernie Marcus, donated the initial $25 million that gave them the funds to start the site and begin fund raising efforts. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness and helping both those who suffer from autism and their families gain some kind of hope in a world that often seems hopeless.
The color of the website is a royal blue and they have made that the color of choice for the organization. With their “Light it up Blue” campaign, they are hoping to raise money to fund further research and to assist families of children who have autism.
The site is a constant fount of news for those family members looking for an oasis in the desert. The news articles include fundraising efforts and where people can gather to help raise money, talk of cures that may show promise as they are developed, and other news of interest to the ever broadening community.
This shows that the dedication of a small group of people can genuinely make a difference in the lives of people with a debilitating condition. It is through efforts like these that autism will finally be cured and people released from its bondage.