Athletes Against Autism is a nonprofit organization founded by NHL players Olaf Kolzig, Byron Dafoe, and Scott Mellanby. It is led by athletes personally touched by autism who are raising awareness and funds for research, treatment, and education. Affiliated with Cure Autism Now (now Autism Speaks), Athletes Against Autism leverages the status and influence of athletes in a number of sports to educate people about autism.
In addition to the three founding members of the organization, other members include the following athletes:
In August, 2008, Paretoplatform.com was a major sponsor of the Inaugural Canada Athletes Against Autism Golf Tournament in Kelowna, BC, Canada. The event raised nearly $200,000.00 for Athletes Against Autism.