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Autism Speaks Inc

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  • Geographic scope: International
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  • Millennium Development Goals:
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  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Improve maternal health
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2005
    Organizational structure: Autism Speaks Inc has a staff of 192 employees across the United States and Canada. The organization was founded by Bob and Suzanne Wright and they preside as Co-founders of the organization. Mark Roithmayr, President of Autism Speaks Inc, has seven executive staff members that report directly to him including: Peter Bell - Executive Vice President, Programs & Services Jennifer Bizub - National Director, Human Resources Geri Dawson - Chief Science Officer Tom Hetzel - Chief Financial Officer Cathy Kanefsky - Vice President, Field & Chapter Development Pat Kemp - Executive Vice President, Marketing, Corporate Relations, and Development Dana Marnane - Vice President, Awareness & Events. All other employees report to the aforementioned executive staff. According to its by-laws, the purpose of Autism Speaks Inc is to aggressively fund global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society; and to raise the funds necessary to support the foregoing.
    Number and type of members: Autism Speaks Inc has no members.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: Autism Speaks Inc has been an affiliated NGO with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) since 2008.
    Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: Autism Speaks Inc obtains financial support from the general public via walks, special/community events, general contributions and government grants. 63% of our funding is from Individuals; 32% from Corporations/Foundations & 5% from Government Contracts.
     
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