What does Autism Speaks do?

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Registered: 02-24-2001
What does Autism Speaks do?
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Sun, 08-15-2010 - 10:29pm
I am wondering if Autism Speaks is just one of those "charities" that takes peoples money and keeps it to get wealthy for themselves? I am wondering because I am seeing nothing that they do. I would like to find someplace for services or to steer me in the right direction or something. But when I called them, they said they were just for fundraising. But what do they raise money for? Autism Awareness. Does not make sense. They have a website, they do fundraisers. Does anyone know anything about Autism Speaks beyond their fundraising? Are they just a fraud?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 10:21am

They do give grants to families of children with Autism.

                                

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Registered: 01-25-2007
Mon, 08-16-2010 - 4:28am
They are a national (international?) group that raises money and awareness about ASD. Like