(May 6, 2014) - "A Lifetime of Difference," an autism awareness ad produced by BBDO New York in partnership with Autism Speaks, was voted the top commercial of the week by readers of Adweek.com.
NEW YORK, NY (MAY 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, as well as its fifth annual Baker Summer Camp Program.
(May 5, 2014) -- Mike Bruno, volleyball coach at Point Park Universtiy in Pittsburgh, ran the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday in honor of his 8-year-old daughter Cassie, who has autism and is blind. Mike, who ran the marathon last year as well, announced that he was running this yearduring an Autism Speaks benefit last November. Mike wanted to spread awareness in a special way for this event, which is how he arrived at the idea to run the marathon blindfolded.
(May 5, 2014) -- Led by their General Manager, John Schneider and his wife Traci, the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have spent much of the off-season serving the Washington state autism community. Schneider's 12-year-old son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3.
(May 5, 2014) - The Boston Red Sox hosted nearly 1,300 individuals, families and supporters of New England’s autism community on Autism Awareness Day at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday as part of Major League Baseball’s partnership with Autism Speaks. The Red Sox beat the Oakland A’s, 6-3, on a clear spring day that began with the team’s special guests—kids, adults and families affected by autism—taking part in the pre-game ceremonies, including throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, performing honorary bat boy duties and announ
On Saturday, May 3, Autism Speaks, JetBlue Airways and Pacific Child and Family Associates hosted more than 200 people for a Blue Horizons for Autism airport rehearsal event at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in Los Angeles, Ca. Blue Horizons for Autism provides families and individuals affected by autism with the opportunity to navigate the air travel experience in a realistic, relaxed environment, surrounded by other families in the autism community.