At Autism Speaks Canada, our mission is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks Canada aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We encourage supporters to join us this fall and fundraise in support of ASC! Last year we funded just under $400 000 back into services and programs Nationally via our Family Services Community Grants Program presented by Toys "R" Us/Babies "R" Us.