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Celebrating 15 years of progress, we're kicking off a campaign to make 2020 the "Year of Kindness"

We’re celebrating our 15th birthday by unveiling a reimagined look and launching a commitment to make 2020 the “Year of Kindness” for people with autism – through one million acts of kindness big and small.

At Autism Speaks Canada, our mission is to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. In the 15 years since we were founded, the autism community has seen considerable change, and we have evolved along the way.

That’s why today, we want you to meet the new Autism Speaks Canada.

Reimagining the blue puzzle piece

It all begins with an evolution of the iconic blue puzzle piece. Reimagined to include a spectrum of colors in addition to our traditional blue, the new, more colorful logo signifies the diversity of perspectives and experiences with autism spectrum disorder and signals our deepened commitment to inclusivity.

The refresh of our look-and-feel also includes a new lower-case Autism Speaks while Canada stay upper-case in the logo, a palette of complimentary colors and the use of textures throughout materials. The new look is meant to be welcoming and inclusive, while remaining bold and confident in our work to support people with autism and their families. Each element of the redesign was thoughtfully developed to reflect not only our evolution as an organization, but our vision for the future.

The new Autism Speaks Canada in action

As we roll out our new Autism Speaks Canada, look for bolder, brighter colors across platforms, and even more stories of people with autism, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, being told. In fact, you can check out some of the most recent stories at, which is regularly updated with new news from our community.

And while our mission remains the same, we invite you to re-download and get reacquainted with our work through some of our most commonly-accessed materials in our press room section.

Our birthday wish: A kinder, more inclusive world

In concert with the rebrand, we’re launching our birthday wish: to create a kinder world for people with autism. We’re calling it our “Year of Kindness” initiative: challenging our community to complete one million acts of kindness by the end of 2020.

We want to celebrate with you. Celebrating a birthday or know someone that is? Visit and provide your information to receive a special shout out from your friends at Autism Speaks Canada.

We have so many other plans for celebrating 2020 as the “Year for Kindness”. More on this in the coming weeks.

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We hope that this effort, together with our more inclusive look, will fuel an atmosphere of kindness that can last for many more years to come. And we invite you to join us. Please donate to Autism Speaks Canada so we can continue to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.

Over the years, we have heard from the vast and diverse autism community from our supporters to our critics, and from those whose autism is their greatest strength to those for whom autism can be a daily challenge. This new look aims to highlight the depth, breadth and infinite differences along the autism spectrum and to show our commitment to listening, evolving and reflecting those we serve.