Autism Awareness Month: Autism Statistics & How You Can Help
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Your eyes aren’t deceiving you—simply head out to the mall or browse the web for plenty of ways to benefit Autism Speaks. Here are two of our faves:
If you happen to be at the Brooklyn Nets home game on April 6, Modell’s will be helping Autism Speaks celebrate Autism Awareness Month, and they’ll be at other major sporting events in our region, too. If you can’t make it to the game, drop by your local Modell’s to pitch in (and get a team jersey for the kids while you’re at it).
Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate $1 from each specially marked Autism Speaks blue bear sold plus 50 cents for special Tiny Tees sold between March 27 and April 30 to Autism Speaks. Go to buildabear.com to find a store near you.
Sign a petition on LightItUpBlue.org, adding your voice to thousands of others in calling on President Obama and Congress to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan to address autism.
About Autism Speaks
As the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism. Since its inception in February 2005, founded by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and CEO of NBC and NBC Universal.
Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities throughout North America and it has established partnerships in more than 40 countries across five continents to foster international research, services, and awareness.
For a regularly updated list of walks in your area, visit nyspecialparent.com/walks.