Every year more and more celebrities get involved with philanthropy work to help our communities. Here are several in 2015 that helped support our autism community!

Adam Sandler

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Between volunteering to raise funds for autism and helping a boy with autism’s wish come true, Adam Sandler has showed his support towards the autism cause in a big way! Learn more about what Sandler has done here

Jon Stewart

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There may not be a bigger class act than Jon Stewart. Stewart who is known for his efforts to help those in the autism community through the help of the fundraising platform Omaze was able to raise over $2.2 million for New York Collaborates for Autism in the final episode of his show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Learn more about what Stewart has done here

Nick Lachey


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Nick who rose to fame with the boy band 98 degrees in the 90’s and today is still well known as a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality! Nick also has been younger brother is on the autism spectrum. To help with the cause Nick Lachey was Autism Speaks 2014 Lindt spokesperson to support people like his brother. You can read more here.

Nikki Reed

Well known for her breakout role in the Twilight movies, Nikki came out about having a brother on the autism spectrum to People.com. Nikki was Autism Speaks 2015 Lindt spokesperson to help with the cause. You can read more here.

Holly Robinson Peete

 

Highlights: Rose to fame for her roles on television on 21 Jump Street and Hangin with Mr. Cooper. Married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. In 1997, Holly and her husband Rodney started the HollyRod Foundation to support those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Later when their son Rodney Peete, Jr was diagnosed with autism they expanded their mission to help individuals on the spectrum. Holly is well known for her commitment as a spokesperson to help spread autism awareness and education while partnering with organizations such as Autism Speaks.

What celebrity stood out to you that supported our autism community in 2015? Tell us about them in the comments!

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