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Awareness

In this episode I feature Rapper 50 Cent's autism comments he made via his twitter and what it means now for our community. We have a huge community of potential advocates out there who can make a difference if we remember that there is strength in numbers. In this video I discuss this as well in more detail. 

 

This blog post is by Nathan Young, self-advocate and founder of Autism Candles.

I have a dream to work and be part of things. My day program is for inclusion, working, and taking care of myself through activities such as grocery shopping and other life necessities. Yet most of my time is doing what I love and that is working. Life without working is to me very boring because it's my interest.

Author: 
Autism Speaks

My name is Benjamin Sandler. I am currently finishing the year as an eighth grade student at Fox lane Middle School. I am a member of the Fox Lane Middle School Autism Speaks Club. As well as being a member of the Autism Speaks Club, I also help out at the CARES program.

On June 12, Audax Health and Autism Speaks co-hosted a live chat with Phillip Parham, a contestant on season six of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Families” and parent of a child with autism, and Eric Chessen, M.S., a fitness specialist and consultant dedicated to working with the autism population. The goal of this live chat was to bring the advocate community together to talk about the importance of healthcare for everyone – with an emphasis on those affected by the autism spectrum.

 

In this episode I feature Superbowl Champion Coach turned Championship NASCAR Team Owner in Joe Gibbs from Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe spoke at our "Autism Speaks Day at The Races" program before The FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race. His speech is highlighted in this video.