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Autism Speaks

Awareness Organization

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About Our Organization

Autism Speaks is devoted to supporting the lives of those on the autism spectrum. We are beholden to our cause of increasing people’s understanding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and removing the social stigma that surrounds it. We also hope to raise funds and donate the proceeds towards research, so solutions can be found that meet the needs of those on the autism spectrum, at all stages of their lives. In order to achieve these goals, we host events that provide a fun and educational experience for our members, which include puzzle nights, hockey games, and 5k runs.

Club Leadership


  • Responsible for leading club meetings, organizing club events, and crafting goals and related strategies for the club 

Vice President:

  • Responsible for co-running the club and assisting the president and all other board members in the fulfilment of their duties 


  • Responsible for tracking attendance, sending communications to members, and ensuring all requirements for the club are being satisfied  


  • Responsible for documenting expenses, reporting revenue, and ordering food and supplies for meetings and events 

Marketing Chair:

  • Responsible for creating promotional material, posting on social media, and advertising club activities 

Sponsorship Chair:

  • Responsible for locating, communicating, and organizing partnerships with local companies to assist in our pursuit of raising money 

Education Chair:

  • Responsible for generating lessons related to Autism to be relayed to our members to increase their understanding of ASD 

Meeting Times

Autism Speaks meets once a month on Tuesdays at 9:15 p.m. We usually meet in the Student Center River Rooms or in the Cabaret. 

Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities

To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.

To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.

To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.

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