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A Letter To Matthew McConaughey For Supporting Our Autism Community

Dear Matthew McConaughey, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this letter but I want you to know how much we appreciate you for supporting our autism community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUiXBiD9aU I found out that you partnered with Kiehl’s in the hopes [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Amazing Dad Is Inspiring Our Autism Community Through His Advocacy

This guest Q&A is with Anthony Ardolino, the proud father of Anthony Luca, a handsome 9-year-old on the autism spectrum. Despite being nonverbal, Anthony continues to communicate by using his iPad as a speaking device. Anthony said that one of [...]

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Why You Should Wear Blue on April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day

For more than a decade now April 2nd has had a very special meaning to me. The United Nations in 2007 proclaim April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day but it also became a day to start a national conversation [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Inspiring Woman Uses Pageant Platform To Advocate For People With Autism

We are inspired by this autism advocate and super sibling! Miss Concord United States, Marcie Renae Trivette, is in the running for the Miss North Carolina United States competition in Charlotte, NC on January 27th & 28th, 2017. Last year, [...]

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The Day I Got to Speak on Broadway About Growing Up with Autism

Arts for Autism: A Concert to Benefit Autism Speaks took place at the historic Gershwin Theatre where Broadway performers and student performers alike came together to raise awareness and funds for autism. As a staffer of Autism Speaks and someone [...]

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To the fraternity that goes the extra mile to help people with autism

Dear Alpha Xi Delta, One message I share a lot about is the importance of having a “village.” In our autism community it is often a person with autism’s parents, family, teachers and therapists who become part of that village. [...]

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7 Buildings That Will Go Blue on World Autism Awareness Day

Light It Up Blue, the global autism awareness initiative started by Autism Speaks celebrates its 7-year anniversary this year since it began in 2009 on World Autism Awareness Day to shine a light on our autism community. With that here [...]

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Celebrating My 3 Year Work Anniversary with Autism Speaks

On March 11, 2013, I started working full-time with Autism Speaks. I'm blessed to work with an amazing organization that is helping spread awareness for the over 70 million individuals worldwide who have autism! In addition to being their Producer [...]

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5 things people with autism want you to know about cutting our hair

For so long growing up I could NEVER get my haircut in a barbershop. Crowded places like that would make me feel uneasy, the sound of scissors would make me cringe and when hair would fall after being cut I’d [...]

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Emma Stone uses the Paparazzi to Support Autism Awareness

Last year the Paparazzi were following former couple Celebrity Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in California as they were out to eat. Fed up with the constant following they came up with the idea to hide their faces from the [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emma Stone uses the Paparazzi to Support Autism Awareness