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Autism Speaks is a grassroots organization with a proud tradition of raising awareness and dollars community by community.  You can join that proud tradition by hosting an event in your community.  Some successful community events have included dinners, auctions, poker runs and dine-to-donate nights as well as smaller scale events such as car washes and dress down days. and dine-to-donate nights,   

There are many ways to host an event to benefit Autism Speaks.  Before you start, please contact us so that we may assist you in your efforts: 

  1. Host your own event for your Walk Now for Autism team 
  2. Participate in or start a local Student Club
  3. Organize a blue puzzle piece campaign in your community.
  4. Start an online fundraising campaign
  5. Apply to host an Autism Speaks event, which includes use of our name and logo. You must enter into a Third-Party Letter of Agreement and abide by all guidelines and insurance requirements. Click here for the third party event/fundraiser application.
  6. Partner with Autism Speaks for an event. Typically these events are on a national basis and raise over $250,000. For the partner events, a commercial co-venture agreement is necessary.

Before you start, please contact us so that we may assist you in your efforts.

Disclaimer:  Autism Speaks assumes no liability or costs associated with third-party events. If you have questions about tax, insurance, or legal issues please consult the appropriate advisors.

We appreciate your interest and your efforts and look forward to working with you!