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When a Boy with Autism Got Out of His Seat During a Performance of ‘The Lion King’

Growing up I was a HUGE fan of The Lion King. Now as an adult I still love watching the film with my younger cousins and mentees. Then recently I heard that an autism-friendly performance of The Lion King was [...]

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To The Tony Winner Who Went the Extra Mile for Our Autism Community

Dear Kelli O’Hara, You may not know the impact you’ve had on our autism community, but I’m here to tell you today that you truly have made a difference. When I first found out that you signed on for the [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To The Tony Winner Who Went the Extra Mile for Our Autism Community

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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How ‘Curious Incident’ Helped Bring Autism Awareness to Broadway

If you watched the 2015 Tony awards you may know about the popularity of the new play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, Curious Incident won 5 Tony [...]

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10 Things I Wish Our Entertainment Industry Knew About Autism

It’s been almost 30 years since the 1988 movie “Rain Man” came out, featuring Dustin Hoffman as a character who was on the autism spectrum. At the time, it was one of the few depictions of autism in film. Since [...]

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Tom Hanks Surprises Fan with Autism in the Cutest Way

In 2013, I stumbled upon a Youtube video featuring Sarah Moretti, a young girl with autism who absolutely LOVES Tom Hanks. Sarah had spent years putting together a scrapbook with pictures and articles featuring her favorite actor. Everything from Forest [...]

By |December 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tom Hanks Surprises Fan with Autism in the Cutest Way

Broadway Actor’s Open Letter After Boy with Autism Interrupts Show Goes Viral

Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh has received national acclaim for his open letter he wrote after a boy with autism interrupted a performance of “The King and I” which Kelvin stars in. The boy was shouting and one member in [...]

By |November 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Broadway Actor’s Open Letter After Boy with Autism Interrupts Show Goes Viral