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In this episode I feature an opportunity I had to speak about "Living with Autism" at Dover International Speedway for NASCAR's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Event in Dover, Delaware. Autism Speaks on this day held their first annual "Autism Speaks Day at the Races", the first-ever autism friendly viewing experience for NASCAR fans. Families got to experience this race in an environment specifically designed for the enjoyment of children with autism.

 

Teamsters Local 25 president Sean O'Brien announced the beneficiaries of the 5th Annual Light Up The Night, A Gala for Autism, which was held in April in Boston. On May 24, at a reception in Medford, Mass., O'Brien presented a check for $200,000 to Autism Speaks president, Mark Roithmayr and president of the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks, Larry Cancro. Honorary committee members attending included boxing legend "Irish" Micky Ward and Lisa Strout from the Massachusetts Film Office.