TakeFIVE Initiative launches Parents Night Out

Sewickley, Pa. — The TakeFIVE Initiative of the Sewickley Valley YMCA has recently announced it will be having Parents Night Out activities every other Friday for the month of September. Parents Night Out is designed to help parents caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) get a time off once in a while from […]

Come meet KASPAR the social robot at Autech 2015

About A call to action to the autism community: Why we must all champion assistive technology by Jane Carolan, Wirral Autistic Society As director of client services for a regional autism charity I’m frequently asked if we can use assistive technology to reduce support hours and costs. But assistive technology isn’t just about cost reduction, […]

Sarah McLachlan, Ioan Gruffudd, and Zachary Levi join Tim Janis, The American Christmas Carol benefit concert for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation and The Sarah McLachlan School of Music at Carnegie Hall Dec. 4th

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, actor/singer Ioan Gruffudd, and Zachary Levi come together at Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 4th to perform at Tim Janis The American Christmas Carol, a benefit concert put together by Music of Hope for Kate Winslet‘s Golden Hat Foundation, which celebrates and fosters awareness of […]

P!NK Donates $50K at La Celeb Chef Gala for a total of 1.25 million

Press Release: Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala P!NK Donates $50K at AUTISM SPEAKS LA CELEB CHEF GALALOS ANGELES, October 9, 2015 – With the help of 100 award-winning celebrity chefs, Autism Speaks raised $1.25 million at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, which took place October 8, 2015 […]

Press Release – P!NK JOINS CONAN O’BRIEN, AL ROKER

Autism Speaks will host its first ever AUTISM SPEAKS TO LOS ANGELES CELEBRITY CHEF GALA, in which 100 award-winning chefs will cook tableside for guests. WHO: Grammy® award-winning recording artist P!NK will perform “Crystal Ball” (off her 2008 album Funhouse) with co-writer and Autism Speaks national board member BILL MANN. Comedian CONAN O’BRIEN to host. […]

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Raises $140,000

Manchester, N.H. — Over 900 people walked for Autism Speaks Sunday at the Southern New Hampshire University in an effort to raise funds for the organization’s projects that are geared towards autism research as well as providing numerous services to children with autism spectrum disorder, and their families. Families from both Vermont and Maine gathered […]

Press Release – Autism’s got Talent Roadshow comes to Middlesbrough!!

– Autism’s Got Talent, organised by Anna and her team and now in its fourth year, is coming to Teesside for the very first time in partnership with Tees Valley autism charity Daisy Chain.The show, to be staged at the University, celebrates and showcases the many talents which youngsters on the autistic spectrum can display. […]

CrossFit 8 Mile Hosts Lift Up Autism

Livonia, Mich. — A crossfit gym in Livonia, Mich. is hosting ‘Lift Up Autism’ to raise funds for the Roosevelt ASD program of the Roosevelt Elementary School and the national autism research. The fundraiser also hopes to help local ASD programs in the city. Couples Nick and Monica Carignan, who are co-owners at the CrossFit […]

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival Back in Tybee

Tybee Island, Ga. — Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival occurred again on September 12th in Tybee. Surfers for Autism is an organization formed way back in 2008 by a group of surfers from Deerfield Beach in Florida, who wanted to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder have fun by surfing. Aside from Tybee, […]

George Perez to Host ‘Comedy Show for Autism’ Featuring National Comic Tom Green – October 21

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For a fifth consecutive year, national comic GEORGE PEREZ will host the 600-person Comedy Show for Autism, featuring TOM GREEN, SAM TRIPOLI, KATE QUIGLEY, KEITH REZA, JOSHUA MEYROWITZ, and SUPERNAKED, all performing in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs, at the Fullerton Cares 5th […]