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Light It Up Blue

The United Nations designated April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day to galvanize international efforts to promote greater understanding about autism. In Chicago, we commemorate this day with our Light It Up Blue awareness campaign, educational events and fundraising promotions.


Illuminate, A Light It Up Blue Cocktail Reception Hosted By AS2YP Chicago

Join us at the Light it Up Blue Cocktail Reception hosted by AS2YP in April 2017! Get your blue cocktail attire to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!


Autism Speaks to Young Professionals

Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) is comprised of rising executives and professionals ages 21 – 40 who are engaging a new generation to achieve Autism Speaks’ vision to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. As ambassadors they volunteer their time and talents to increase awareness, raise funds and serve as active members of the autism community. Contact: or visit 


Autism Speaks Walks – Chicago and North Shore

Join hundreds and thousands of walkers at the signature event for Autism Speaks: the annual Autism Speaks Walks. We have two in the Chicago area: Chicago at Soldier Field in May, 2017 and North Shore at New Trier High School Northfield Campus in April, 2017. Create your team or join an existing one! We’d love to have you!


Team Up! with Autism Speaks

Join us at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this fall! We’re looking for volunteers, committee members, and runners! Visit to register for recruitment e-mails!


Ride for Autism Speaks

Join us September 18, 2016! Hundreds of bikers, families, friends and supporters ride through the scenic Chicago suburban countryside to raise funds for autism research and awareness. We start at Fox River Harley-Davidson in St. Charles, with our after party at Skooters RoadHouse in Shorewood.  Visit to register today!  Contact:  Tamara Golden for more information at!


Internships and Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Can you believe that with all of these events going on, we only have five full time staff members in the Chicago office? We could certainly use help! Check out our Facebook Page for one-off opportunities or contact for internship opportunities.