NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 28, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, and The Home Depot® have partnered for a second year to shine a light on autism during Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. The Home Depot will sell blue Defiant LED lanterns and blue light bulbs starting March 15th, offering people across the United States and Canada the opportunity to raise autism awareness through the third annual Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative.
NEW YORK, February 13, 2012—This February 18th marks The Advertising Council’s seventieth anniversary. Since 1942, the non-profit organization has been creating memorable campaigns aimed at improving the lives of the American people. Ad Council icons and slogans are woven into the very fabric of American culture.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 7, 2011) – The Advertising Council, in partnership with the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization Autism Speaks, announced today the launch of innovative public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray and his niece who has autism. The PSAs are designed to help raise awareness about autism and to encourage the public to learn the early warning signs of a disorder that now affects one in every 110 American children.
TV Service Brings Autism Awareness Campaign to Millions of Users
Autism Speaks Ad Council Public Awareness Campaign is featured as the starred item in the TiVo Central menu.
Autism Speaks' Ad Council public service campaign is now running on TiVO, reaching approximately 4 million users.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to facilitating global research into the causes, treatments and prevention of autism by:
• Promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation
• Funding research
• Organizing research summit meetings
• Establishing standards for data collection and management to benefit the scientific community
Autism Speaks' multi-year Ad Council public service advertising campaign stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The multi-media campaign, which includes television, radio, print and internet advertising, aims to motivate parents and caregivers of children aged 0-6 to learn the signs of autism
See examples of the television ads below.
"Maybe" - Eye Contact